Rabbits have been popular with many Japanese people, and their motif has been used on various items such as table wares, kimono, obi and gen…Continue reading Usagi (Rabbit)
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 …Continue reading Yuzen
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…Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!
OBI Fukuo-obi / Nagoya-obi / Hanhaba-obi Designs of OBI Zentsu-gara / Rokutsu-gara / Otaiko-gara Fukuo-obi “Fukuro” means a bag …Continue reading The Types of OBI
Index Contents Dyeing Piece-dye / Yarn-dye Tailoring Awase / Hitoe / Usumono & Seika Time, Place and Ocasion Furisode / Tomesode (Black)…Continue reading The Types of KIMONO
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…Continue reading Omamori (Amulet)
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…Continue reading Omikuji