Kimono

Kimono is Japanese traditional dress. Kimono I posted is named Furisode. Furisode is pretty special Kimono, its features are as long sleeve. We dress up with Furisode only special ceremony like married or coming-of-age ceremony, and only single women can wear Furisode, it's not correct rules in Japan but it's one of Japanese habit, so … Continue reading Kimono

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Kokeshi

There are Kokeshi. Kokeshi are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with few thin, painted lines to define the face. Usually the body has a floral design painted in red, black and sometimes yellow. But there're many designs. Covered with a layer … Continue reading Kokeshi

Apple picking

I went to apple picking. There is many fruit field at local area in Japan, so we could feel fresh air with beautiful location and  also we enjoyed that the maple leaves have turned a beautiful red.  

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is world heritage as a castle that is still the original building among Japanese castles. In 1993, it was registered as the world heritage site along with Horyuji for the first time in Japan. The graceful white building is compared to a white heron and it is also called “white heron castle” and … Continue reading Himeji Castle

Temple of the Zen

Kenninji is a temple of the Zen sect, one of the main branches of Japanese Buddhism. The Chouontei “the garden of the sound of the tide” is a simple and refined Zen garden nestled behind the main building of the Kenninji Temple.