Gion Festival Will Soon Be Ending
Gion Festival (祇園祭) is a month-long festival in Kyoto starting with Kippu-iri (吉符入り, the opening ceremony which signifies the commencement of Shito religious rituals that take place over the course of the festival) on July 1st, till Nagoshi-sai at Eki shrine (疫神社夏越祭, the ceremony which tells the end of the Gion festival) on July 31. ・・・
For Whom Do You Wear Yukata?
As a former Maiko (舞妓), I had an opportunity to give a lecture on sophisticated ways of wearing Yukata (浴衣, informal cotton Kimono for summer). At the preliminary meeting of the lecture, I introduced what I learned from my Oneisan (お姉さん, a mentor, an elder Geiko) about “For whom we should wear Kimono (着物)”. Since ・・・
Great service and photos!
Rating : ★★★★★Four of us did a location photoshoot with Yumeyakata on a hot sunny day. We booked yukata rental and photographer online one week in advance and the process is smooth and the staff respond very fast t o the email. The shop is easy to locate and there are lots of choices for ・・・
Once in a Lifetime Experience
Rating : ★★★★★I am one of those people who like to experience new things and try to cram my itinerary with as much unique experiences as possible–and one of them is to do a kimono rental! It was a wonderful experience as there were many outfits to choose from and the polyglot staff were extremely ・・・
Naginata-Boko Float of Gion Festival
Hokotate (鉾建て, the assembling work of floats of Gion festival) was launched yesterday. Among the 33 floats of the festival, the most famous one is the Naginata-boko (長刀鉾). Every year, the magnificence of the float has been enchanting many visitors. As you see in the picture below, Oh-naginata (大長刀, a big pole sword) is set ・・・