New Year’s Outfits 2018

Happy new year!! 明けましておめでとうございます (akemashite omedetō gozaimasu)!! Check out my kimono outfits for New Year’s and help me to get out of a big and terrifying hair and make-up crisis. 🙂 Continue reading New Year’s Outfits 2018




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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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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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18th Lesson: Looking Traditionally Dressed – NOT!

Following the kimono rules, not following them is a never ending discussion between kimono professionals. And of course while this discussion is going on, some things were invented for looking like following the rules. Here we go!

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17th Lesson: Kimono Seasons

When you walk through the streets in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka or even Kumamoto, you’ll see that Japanese are so fancy and chic. And they change their look every season. Japan is a culture, where you dress depending on the season – maybe more than in any other culture of the world. Read more about the roots of Japanese fashion culture and the old Japanese calender.

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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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Handmade accessory Wiz

Earrings are an essential item when wearing a kimono. The bigger the better! Today I want to introduce my number one handmade accessory store in Kumamoto for earrings and hair accessory.

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