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January 28, 2018

Every time the date of my exams got close, my mother used to tell me, "We have to pay a visit to Tenjin-san (天神さん, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine)", and if I look at myself as a mother of my children, I am saying the same thing.

Kitano Tenmangu (北野天満宮) enshrines Sir. Sugawara n...

January 28, 2018

At this time of the year, many liquor stores and breweries hang Sugidama (杉玉, ceder ball) under the eaves. If you are a Sake (酒, Japanese rice wine) lover like me, you might have seen that.

 
The Sugidama are made at the time of preparation for new Sake o...

January 27, 2018

Founded by Yoshimitsu Ashikaga (足利義満), Shokokuji Temple (相国寺) is the largest Zen (禅) temple in Kyoto. It's close to Gosho palace (京都御所, Kyoto Imperial Garden) and its premises is rich in nature. 

In a chamber of this temple, there is the famous cedar door painting of...

January 27, 2018

Setsubun (節分 - February 3, the end of winter)is drawing near. In order to do Yakuyoke (厄除け - warding off calamity or misfortune), Kyoto residents visit shrines or temples on Setsubun.

Speaking of Yakuyoke, we have a custom to send something in seven colors to friends an...

January 27, 2018

YUMEYAKATA Oike Bettei was introduced on January 5th edition of Kansai Walker magazine!

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In the article, Oike Bettei, our newly opened branch, is introduced along with many other must-visit places in the Kansai (関西). The building of the new branch is a r...

January 26, 2018

Ever since the Heian (平安) period, people were fascinated by the beauty of the moon which lit up the night sky.

Though there are many places in Kyoto for moon viewing, the best spot for me is Togetsu bridge (渡月橋).
 

They say that a retired emperor Kameyama (亀山上皇) of...

January 26, 2018

In the Meiji (明治) and the Taisho (大正) era, Hakama (袴, divided skirts over Kimono) was a standard outfit for female students. 

The root of Hakama can be seen on Haniwa (埴輪, ancient terracotta figures from the Kofun period) wearing it which are more like broad pants. In t...

January 24, 2018

One of the interesting and challenging aspects of wearing KIMONOs is the sense of seasons. Especially, getting ahead of the season is regarded as sophisticated.

Among various kinds of patterns of KIMONOs, those of flowers slightly ahead of the season are alway...

January 24, 2018

Winter weather in Kyoto? It's freezing, I mean, to the bone.

At night of a clear day when there's no wind, it gets even colder because of the cold radiation. Since Kyoto is a basin surrounded by mountains from three directions, cold air stays at the bottom....

January 24, 2018

Juban (襦袢) is an inner wear worn in between a Kimono (着物) and an underwear. There are various opinions about the origin of the word Juban, and it's said to be introduced from Arabian, Portuguese, or Indian. Same as vintage Kimono (着物), antique Juban has a lot of variet...

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