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SADŌ – The world of SEN-NO-RIKYŪ (Part 1)

Around the end of October, in the deep autumn season, it is the time to enjoy reading books and appreciating arts in Japan. So there are many art festivals, tea ceremonies and flower exhibitions held here and there. This time, I’d like to talk about Japanese tea ceremony called “SADŌ” (or “CHA-NO-YU”), its history and …

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The pride of Japanese people

Hi everyone! In Japan, there was a remarkable, fairy tale like event this month. It is a wedding between a bride from Imperial family and a groom from the most famous Shinto priest family. The bride’s name is Noriko Takamadonomiya, 26-year-old second daughter of the late Prince Takamado who was a cousin of current Emperor. …

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About Ron

Hi everyone. Recently, I had a very sad experience. My cat Ronald passed away after supporting me for more than 10 years. 15 years ago, when we opened a new kimono shop in TOCHIGI in addition to the main shop in YOKOHAMA, I was going back and forth between these 2 cities. However since the number …

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Outer wear for KIMONO (what is KIMONO Coats?)

This time, let me introduce “KIMONO coat”. KIMONO coat is important to go out during cold winter season and it can be worn in both formal and casual occasions just like a western overcoat. When you put it on top of a formal HŌMONGI, choose an appropriate designs such as of color gradation or with …

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Outer wear for KIMONO (what is KIMONO Jacket?)

Outer wears for KIMONO can be broadly classified into two types: KIMONO jacket and KIMONO coat. KIMONO jacket is called “HAORI” in Japanese. The word “HAORI” is coming from Japanese verb “HAORU” (fling on). You wear it just like a jacket or cardigan when it is a bit cold wearing only KIMONO and OBI. Now, when you …

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