Kamakura, known as ‘Little Kyoto,’ immerses visitors in Japan’s culture and history. In summer, the city transforms into a haven for hydrangeas, with numerous ‘hydrangea temples’ or ‘Ajisai-dera’ adorned with beautiful bushes.
Safflower dyeing is a rare dyeing method that uses flower while there are many kinds of plant dyeing which use bark or leaves of trees.
Expert skill is required to dye beautifully with safflower because it is difficult to fix the color .
Today, “Setsubun” means the day before Risshun (the first day of spring).It is a day to expel bad things with the meaning of …Continue reading Setsubun (at a start of a new season)
Hemp leaf is one of the traditional Japanese patterns.“Asa” means hemp and “ha” means leaf.It is a geometric pattern…Continue reading Asanoha/Asa no ha (hemp leaf pattern)
Chrysanthemum blooms in autumn and is the representative flower of Japan as well as Sakura and the symbol of longevity. Its motif is used fo…Continue reading KIKU (Chrysanthemum)
Edo Moji (Edo Style Characters) is a generic term of designed characters which were mainly used in Edo period (17-19C). It has various kinds…Continue reading Edo Moji/ Edomoji (Edo Style Characters) – Kanji & Hiragana
What is Sanada clan? | Rokumonsen, their crest | The best warrior in Japan | Sanada Strap What is Sanada clan? The land of Sanada’s or…Continue reading Sanada, the best warrior (Samurai) in Japan
KAMINARI motifs Square-cochleate design. Some of them form one combination pattern. It also is known as a Chinese traditional motif. “…Continue reading Kaminari (Thunder & Lightning bolt)
We can see various motifs of sakura in many things. Cherry blossom motif * When two words are united in one word, the pronunciation of the i…Continue reading Sakura (Japanese Cherry)
Motif of butterfly has been used on various things. MayumiHi! I’m an enthusiastic Kimono consultant, the manager of Project Japan. Bey…Continue reading Cho (Butterfly)
The shape of the snow crystal is usually a concentric and hexagonal. The “Snow Wreath” is a stylized motif of the snow crystal, …Continue reading Yukiwa (Snow Wreath)
ACROMATIC COLOR(Black, White and Gray) The range of achromatic color is very wide. Many grayish colors were expressed as the colors of Japan…Continue reading Japanese Traditional Colors – Achromatic color