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January 16, 2019

Have you ever heard of a term Furoshiki (風呂敷, Japanese wrapping clothes)?Once I had a one dyed with Ukon (うこん, Turmeric). I used it a lot to wrap my Kimono, lacquer wares, and hanging scrolls, because of its pest-exterminating effect.

I believe people nowadays rega...

September 1, 2018

The World Heritage site of Kamomioya-Jinja Shrine(賀茂御祖神社)is popularly known as Shimogamo Shrine (下鴨神社). It is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto, and has been considered as a guardian of town ever since the relocation of the capital to Heian-kyo (平安京遷都). Around the ent...

August 24, 2018

Previously, I have written an essay about Doyo no Mushiboshi (土用の虫干し, airing Kimono during hot summer days) here. Today, I would like to write about unsewing Kimono (着物).

My mother and grand mother used to unsew their kimono and washed. The length of unsewed Kimono ran...

August 3, 2018

In this hot season, Ogi (扇) is an indispensable item for Kimono (着物) fashion. Even in a comfortable air-conditioned room, ladies using Ogi are very refreshing and picturesque.

In Japan, Ogi is used for two different purposes: 1) to create airflow by waving bac...

July 7, 2018

When I was a child, I used to be thrilled by a very favorable scent every time my mother opened the drawer of her closet. At that time, I was thinking she put some Nioibukuro (sachets) in there, but later I found out that it was merely a Bochukoh (防虫香, scented mot...

June 22, 2018

In the premises of Nanzen-ji (南禅寺) temple, the Suirokaku (水路閣, a raised aqueduct) was built in order to complete the Biwako Sosui Bunsen (琵琶湖疏水分線, a branch of Biwako Sosui Canal) in the Meiji (明治) period.

At the time of construction, it was highly controversial because...

June 19, 2018

Hitoe (単衣, unlined Kimono) is a type of Kimono worn in June and September in Japan. In July and August, Natsumono (夏物, summer Kimono made of thin fabric, aka Usumono)is worn. Other than this hot and humid season, a type of double layered Kimono called Awase (袷, lined K...

June 2, 2018

Momi (紅絹) is a term for thin silk fabric dyed in Beni (べに, crimson red) color traditionally used as linings or underwear for female Kimono in Japan.

It is said that wearing red color keeps human body warm. I remember my grandma used to tell me, "Girls should not ke...

May 13, 2018

My mother gave me a set of Kimono (着物) and Obi (帯, belt for kimono) adorned with extremely beautiful Suwato (汕頭) embroideries.

The embroidery was developed in the town called Suwato in China and is listed as the three famous embroideries in the country. In European high...

May 9, 2018

Sennyu-ji (泉涌寺) temple, located in the Higashiyama (東山) district, is otherwise called as "Mitera (御寺, Royal temple)", because of the deep connection with the Royal family of Japan. Unryuin (雲龍院) is a sub-temple within Sennyu-ji which promises its visitors with a calm a...

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