Wagashi with tea ceremony of July

July is the season of Tanabata. In honor of Tanabata, there are bamboo and bamboo ornaments, the Milky Way, and lovely Wagashi (Japanese desert) wi...

5 advices when we buy kimonos

■Kimono Prices and Where to Buy Are you thinking that kimonos are too expensive? Basically, that is right! It is a one-of-a-kind item mad...

Wagashi with tea ceremony of June

Japanese sweets with tea ceremony of June June is the rainy season in Japan, so Wagashi associated with water are on display in the store. Hav...

Wagashi with tea ceremony of May

What we eat with tea ceremony? At the tea ceremony, traditionally we eat Wagashi (Japanese sweets) just before drinking matcha. This is like a rel...

Origin of Japanese wave pattern / Traditional Kimono pattern ②

Japanese wave pattern called as Seigaiha In Japanese, the wave pattern is called "Seigaiha". It is used as a design pattern of kimonos a lot. The tra...

Origin of Japanese orange peel pattern / Traditional Kimono pattern ①

From the Japanese standpoint of orange peel pattern. →The pattern of overlapping circles and ovals of the same size in quarters is called "Shippo...

「Funawa」Sweet Potato Yokan

■What is Yokan? Yokan is a bar of sweet red bean paste. It is made of red bean paste, agar, and sugar. Yokan is a Japanese traditional sweet and...

“Goshuin-cho” Japanese Pilgrimage Stamp Book

A red seal is a treasure stamp that you receive from a temple as a sign of your prayers when you pay a visit to a temple and pay a sutra (a sutra), and it's not a stamp rally, so we better to visit a temple and shrines before you get one.

Seasons and Patterns to be aware of when wearing a kimono

When wearing a kimono, pay attention to (1) If the motifs are of plants and animals in nature, "Season ahead! is the iron rule. (2) If the motif is a seasonal event, it's OK up to the day of the event plus ahead of time. (3) Non-seasonal patterns and flowers patterns from all four seasons are OK for all seasons.

The First Kimono

When we buy a kimono to order for the first time, we have to take care of various things such as pattern matching, size, and compatibility with accessories. The impression when we see it as an antique is a bit different from the way the pattern appears when it's shaped, so I hope you can refer to my failures as well.