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Tochigi Prefecture: Japan’s Silk Road

As you head to Tochigi Prefecture, just north of Tokyo, the high-rises gradually disappear and space opens up to make room for farm fields and rushing rivers. Mountains ring the horizon, snow-capped in winter and lush with verdant greenery in summer. Here, where the Kinu River cuts a wide swath, more than a thousand years…

Fashion Company W@nder Fabric Makes Traditional Kimono Fabric Into Trendy Caps!

The cap wearing trend in Japan wasn’t a huge thing until it became a fashion accessory popularized by our friends from the West with New Era leading the brands. Nowadays, walk down the streets and you’ll come to notice teens and young adults with flashy outfits that give off this cool look. If you’re one…

Kimono: The Most Basic Term For Traditional Japanese Dress

Kimono suehirokaihatu.co.jp/ Japan is known worldwide for the beauty of the kimono. The word itself is actually a generic term used to refer to many styles of traditional Japanese dress, and is comprised of two characters: 着, meaning “wear”, and 物, meaning “thing”, thus, “ki-mono”. But the most famous and luxurious of these traditional styles…