Yuzen

What is Yuzen? | How to dye Yuzen | Products | Other Yuzen What is Yuzen? Yuzen is one of the tipical way of dyeing fabric. It’s said […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! This year is the year of the Horse. We have animal symbols in each year such as the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Ha […]

The Types of OBI

OBI Fukuo-obi / Nagoya-obi / Hanhaba-obi Designs of OBI Zentsu-gara / Rokutsu-gara / Otaiko-gara Fukuo-obi “Fukuro” means a bag […]

The Types of KIMONO

Index Contents Dyeing Piece-dye / Yarn-dye Tailoring Awase / Hitoe / Usumono & Seika Time, Place and Ocasion Furisode / Tomesode (Black) […]

Omamori (Amulet)

Amulet Many kinds of amulets such as road safety, the welfare of the household, scholarship etc. are sold in a shrine or a temple. But it&#8 […]

Omikuji

What is Omikuji? Omikuji is called “Fortune telling paper” and usually taken as a fun, but it is a message from the gods and ver […]

Ryokan

What is Ryokan? When you travel to Japan, you can stay in a hotel which provide modern services and building, or “Ryokan” which […]

Samurai

What is SAMURAI? “Samurai” refers to the warriors who put sword(s) on and exceled in swordsmanship, archery, equestrian skill, l […]

Japanese Traditional Colors – Red

RED In the ancient times, reddish colors were generated by Akane (Rubia akane) or Benibana (Safflower). Purple is known as the noble color a […]

Temple

There are many historical temples in Japan. Pass under a gate called “Sanmon” and go into the temple ground. At the both side of […]

Edokomon – Kimono

The feature of Edokomon (Edo-komon) is tiny and elaborate design dyed with pattern papers called “Ise-Katagami” as well as saras […]

Features of Japanese ANIME

The features of Japanese anime have close relationship to the process of production. * The style of most works is “Limited animation&# […]

Anime? Japanimation?

The Japanese Animation has been developed in a different direction from other countries’ animation and had a unique style. The animate […]

How to bathe in Onsen

There are some manners to take the water. They have something in common with the manners in Sento (public bathhouse). Before bathing : You m […]

Benefits of Onsen

The size of bath tubs are variable. As a large one, its capacity is several dozen of persons, in contrast a small one, a few persons. And va […]

Unique Quality of Japanese MANGA and ANIME

Japanese Manga and Anime are not only entertainment but something which enlight us via their stories. The themes of such Manga or Anime are often sports or school life, however, many SF or action stories also tell us something. We can learn team work, friendship, tender thought, the meaning of life etc.

Sarasa Komon – Kimono

What is Komon? ” Komon” is one of kimono types, which has little patterns in whole. And the patterns are regardless of position while homongi or tsukesage has upward patterns.

Shrine

There are numerous Shinto Shrines and Buddhism Temples in Japan and they are integrated into people’s everyday life. There is a little […]