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FUKUSHIMA, YAMAGATA and YOZAN UESUGI

Hi everyone! It’s becoming really hot in Japan after the rainy season got over. I went to visit the grave of my mother last week with my father and husband taking about 2 hours by car. It is located in FUKUSHIMA prefecture, 200km north from where we live, TOCHIGI prefecture. FUKUSHIMA is the place where Nuclear power …

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KYOTO & GION-MATSURI

Hello everyone! Again KYOTO topic here. It is said that the summer of KYOTO arrives together with the splendid summer festival “GION MATSURI”.   “GION” is a district of KYOTO (nowadays known as GEISHA district) in front of “YASAKA Shrine” which used to be called “GION GOZU-TENNOH Shrine”. “GOZU-TENNOH” means “ox-head heavenly king” and is …

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KYOTO & AMANO-HASHIDATE

Konnichiwa everyone! I visited Kyoto last week with my husband, so let me talk about this beautiful city today. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan called “HEIAN-KYO” 1,000 years ago until the capital was moved to Tokyo in Meiji era. As a center of KIMONO which is my job, the textile dyeing and weaving …

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TANABATA Festival

Hi everyone, how are you today? I myself is writing this article taking a break with a cup of tea and a piece of yogurt cake with raspberry source. (I made this source during weekend because a plenty of raspberries were taken from our garden!) Today is the 7th of July, the day of TANABATA …

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YOKOHAMA and KAMAKURA

Good afternoon everyone! Talking about the KIMONO shop that my husband and I run is called “KIMONO MATSUHANA” and its main shop is located in YOKOHAMA which is historically famous due to its port. YOKOHAMA is a city with an exotic atmosphere having quickly absorbed foreign cultures, still keeping that of Japan too at the same time. …

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KIMONO Exhibition

Hello everyone! Today, I would like to introduce to you, a part of my work: KIMONO Exhibition which has just started again this week at my shop. Usually we sell KIMONOs and its fabric in stock to our customers who visit our shop, but during the KIMONO Exhibition, we invite them to our shop and have them …

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My lovable family members

Hi everyone! Today, let me introduce my family. Currently I live with my husband, my father and two cats. My husband is President of our KIMONO company and he will be 55 years old this month. Happy birthday Takehiko-san! My father is a 92 year-old lively gentleman. He loves to ride his bicycle through the town. …

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AJISAI (Japanese Hydrangea)

Hi everyone! Entering into raining seasons in Japan, the roses in my garden look very sad crying by heavy rains every day, however when it comes to “AJISAI” (Japanese Hydrangea), rain is a good thing to increase its charm. Changing its petal color from blue to purple, AJISAI attracts many people always in this season …

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