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February 12, 2019

"I always get confused about which side of the Kimono (着物) should be on top." My friend who have learned Kitsuke (着付け, kimono dressing), yet haven't worn Kimono for a while once told me.

As a rule, the left collar of the Kimono should always be over the right side from...

November 29, 2018

By the order of the Retired-Emperor Gomizunoo (後水尾上皇) in the mid-seventeenth century, Shugakuin Rikyu (修学院離宮, Shugakuin Imperial Villa) was constructed at the foot of Mt. Hiei (比叡山). In the vast premises with steep elevation difference, three villas, such as the l...

November 24, 2018

It has become the season of scarlet maple leaves. In Kyoto, there are many nice viewing spots for these autumn delights. In some gardens and temples/shrines, the ponds in the premises reflect the sparkles of the illumination at night like the mirror, and visitors can e...

May 4, 2018

This year, cherry blossom season went very quickly. It was not only cherry blossoms that ended soon. Due to the extraordinary warm weather, all spring flowers bloomed very early and finished in a blink of an eye. 

So, now is the time to see fresh greenery. The...

April 18, 2018

Tabi (足袋) is a term for traditional socks unique to Japan, which is indispensable for Kimono (着物) style. Dating back to the Nara period (the 15th century), socks like we wear today was introduced from China, and was developed into Tabi shape later. Generally, white tab...

April 14, 2018

Here's a funny story about Tasukigake (たすき掛け, tucking up the sleeves of a kimono with a tasuki string).

I was speaking about Tasukigake as in tucking up Kimono sleeves so as not to stain the sleeves, whereas my friend was referring to it as a method of factorization of...

April 5, 2018

Since long time ago, Midorogaike (深泥池) located in the northern Kyoto has been subject to paranormal phenomena. Still today, the pond is enveloped in profound quietness and looks somewhat spooky.

However, the pond is famous not only for its ghost stories, but also for i...

March 15, 2018

Konkai Komyoji (金戒光明寺), also known as Kurotani-san (くろ谷さん), is a famous temple of the Pure Land sect of Buddhism called Jodo shu (浄土宗) in Kyoto. There are many must-see spots at this temple, and my favorite is this statue of Buddha with a very unique hair style....

March 15, 2018

In Nijyushi-sekki (二十四節気, 24 divisions of the year in Japanese old almanac), the day of Keichitsu (啓蟄) fell on March 6 this year. It is the date on which wintering insects come out of hibernation. Around this day, buds of all kinds of trees begin to bloom in Japan, as...

March 2, 2018

I'm always excited around this time of year. It's the time hints of spring can be found everywhere. If you walk around in Kyoto, you will notice that spring is drawing near at your footsteps.

Tsukushi (土筆) is the stem of an edible herbaceous perennial plant called Equis...

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