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March 13, 2019

This year, cherry blossoms are going to bloom early. 

The cherry blossom represents spring in Japan, and it's been controvercial if cherry patterned Kimono (着物) can be worn all through the year, or should be worn only in spring. Some say it can be worn throughout the ye...

March 2, 2019

In Kyoto, Feburuary is the month of plum flowers. Ever since the old days, plum flowers has been regarded as auspicious and preferred as Kimono (着物) patterns, especially for New Years.

Today, Ohanami (お花見, flower viewing) automatically means cherry blossom viewing,...

February 19, 2019

Fujinomori jinja (藤森神社) is a shrine in Kyoto famous as "the shrine of victory and horse".

Constructed in 203 A.D., by the Empress Jingu (神功皇后) as she returned from the war field, the shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. The Fujinomori Festival (藤森祭) annual...

January 31, 2019

Last week, we had a snow.

In Kyoto, it's extremely COLD in winter, to the extent that you will feel as if your bones are frozen. One reason for this climate is the landscape. For Kyoto is a basin surrounded by mountains, the cold air stays at the filed causing this seve...

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...

January 4, 2019

Happy New Year, everybody! I guess many of you enjoyed wearing Haregi (晴れ着) during the New Year's holidays!

Haregi is a term for gorgeous Kimono (着物) worn on Harenohi (ハレのの日, a day of special occasion). In the dictionary, Harenohi is defined as an antonym for Kenoh...

December 26, 2018

Nowadays, the sleeve lengths of ready-made Kimono (着物) and Juban (襦袢, Kimono undergarment) are standardized to approximately 49 centimeters so that the sleeves of outer and inner layers are almost always fit with each other. However, when I try to wear my grandmother's...

December 19, 2018

Commenced in 2005, the light-up event at the Arashiyama (嵐山) district, aka Arashiyama Hanatouro (嵐山花灯路), has become very popular as one of the winter events in Kyoto. Despite the cold night weather, the event attracts many visitors from all over Japan. 

The fantastic li...

December 12, 2018

It's already the year end. I mean, how quick!

This year, Kaomise (顔見世, the annual year end play at Minamiza theater) is back to Minamiza (南座) after the three long years of renovation work. The Maneki (まねき, a billboard over the eaves of the Minamiza theater on which all...

December 5, 2018

Inside collar sewn on Juban (襦袢, under garment for Kimono) is called Han-eri (半襟, half length collar). It is called so because of its length approximately a half of outer Kimono. The purpose of wearing Han-eri is to prevent stains, such as hair wax or sebum. When...

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