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The Top 5 Traditional Japanese Fashions You Can Still See in the Streets Today

As much as Japan is a popular country for its pioneering in technological advancements, it is also a country that greatly values its heritage and tradition. In fact, a lot of Japan’s annual festivals, celebrations and present-day practices can be attributed to customs from centuries ago, which are, these days, updated thanks to recent technologies.…

Come See 40 Types of Arts and Crafts at the 59th Tokyo Traditional Crafts Fair!

One of the many ways to understand the local culture of Tokyo is through its traditional arts and crafts. Every year, several exhibits are held showcasing the craftsmanship of the Japanese and how such traditional arts and crafts have been cultivated over the ages. To promote local economic development and culture, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government…

The Many Styles of Kanzashi from Ordinary to Extraordinary

The kanzashi are Japanese hair ornaments typically made by materials such as gold, silk, silver, or tortoiseshell. There are various types of kanzashi that were used and worn in the past and some still used today. These are some of the basic styles of the traditional hair ornaments: Mimikaki kanzashi   This kanzashi looks like…

Kanzashi: The Traditional Hair Ornament and Self-Defense Weapon!

Kanzashi are beautiful hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. Besides decorating the hair, they were believed to have been used as self-defense as well. Different kanzashi may also be worn on different months throughout the year.   View this post on Instagram   #京都 #kyoto #そうだ京都行こう #そうだ京都帰ろう #京都写真部 #美しい #絶景京都 #舞妓 #舞妓さん #maiko #芸妓…

Kanzashi: An Overview of a Maiko’s Seasonal Hair Ornaments

Maiko is an apprentice geiko (similar to a geisha) in Kyoto. They wear elaborate hair ornaments (kanzashi) in different months called kisetsubana. The motif (decorative design) of the month depends on the flowers and events that occur in that month. January   vivcore.com/ Some of the classic patterns include plum, bamboo, and pine which are…