A Walk Through Kumamoto’s History of Literature

Kumamoto is located in the center of the southern Japanese island Kyūshū. Two of the most famous writers in Japan lived here and were inspired to books, every Japanese knows. Follow the tracks through Kumamoto’s literary past and look for inspiration on this tour.

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私の初きものサローネ

着物女子暦5年!ようやく私もきものサローネに行ってきました。まだ行っていないあなたのたまには私の第一印象をたっぷり伝えさせていただきます。

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Uto Jizō Matsuri – The Special Summer Festival

Uto jizō matsuri (うと地蔵まつり) is one of the 3 big and well-known summer festivals in Kumamoto Prefecture. Find out more about the festival celebrated for the Bodhisattva who protects kids and pregnant women.

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Local Cuisine: Tsuboitei

This place makes you feel like you’ve Japanese relatives with a flair like your aunt’s home and traditional local cuisine with fresh ingredients produced in Kumamoto. Located right next to Hitsuyūkan Highschool it’s super easy to find.

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メイド・イン・菊池:Wizのアクセサリー

「ピアスはどこで買っているの」とよく聞かれますので、本日私の一番好きな熊本在中のアクセサリー・デザイナーをご紹介いたします。

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16th Lesson: Japanese Sandals

“I bought a kimono and would love to go out wearing it, but I’m still not sure what shoes I should wear?” Read all about Japanese sandals. How are they called and what is the difference? And most important: how much do they cost?

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Kimono Lessons in English

A few months ago I started to teach the art of kimono dressing. Today I want to introduce 2 of my precious girls and show you how far you can come in just 3 lessons.

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Kimono Dressing Contest in Kumamoto 2017

There’s a yearly kimono dressing contest in Kumamoto and it was my second time to participate. Wanna see the outcome? Here we go!

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アヤ先生のレッスンin熊本

アヤ先生との出会いはインスタでした。まだまだインスタを使いこなせていない頃、こんな素敵な方と巡り合いました。いつも素敵なコーデで、着付けが抜群のアヤ先生にやっと目にかかることができました。しかも、熊本にて~!

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日本暦初(?)の外国人振袖新造

これは恐らく日本で未だにないこと:外国人が振袖新造になる!江戸時代…すみません、肥後時代の金髪の女子がどんな顔をしていたのでしょうか?気になりますね~

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