kimono

Women’s Fashion and the Transformation from Kimono to Today’s Crazy Trends

Fashion has always been a vital part of everyone’s daily life, especially in Japan, where it is described as one of the biggest fashion centers of the world, where many styles are born, both high-class and street-style. So do you wonder how Japan can be so diverse, and yet have the perfect sense of fashion…

Why Are 3, 5 and 7 Important Numbers for Japanese Kids?

The month of November is the time when a certain yearly tradition takes place in Japan. Shichi Go San or, simply, Seven Five Three in English, is the tradition where parents bring their little children to their local shrines in order to give thanks for safely reaching the ages of 3, 5 and 7 and…

The Life of a Maiko: An Apprentice Geisha

Handing down traditions from one generation to the next is a very difficult task with the constantly changing society. You might have heard of “geisha,” the famous Japanese female entertainers in Japan. But have you ever noticed their apprentice?   japantours-switzerland.com/ They almost have the same job., but Maiko are normally 15-20 years of age…

Bucket list: Top 5 things to do in Japan

There are many things to do in cool countries like Japan. However, as a tourist, you may not have enough time to figure out what is worth to try especially in a limited time. This is the list of ten unique things to experience in Japan. 1. Eat ramen/udon/soba They are many types of noodles…

Coming of Age Day: How the Japanese Celebrate Becoming an Adult

Japanese people are only considered self-reliant once they reach the age of 20. This is considered the age of maturity in the country. It is also a sign of adulthood. This means that they are already capable of handling responsibilities on their own. And so, they can therefore be allowed to smoke, vote and drink…

How to Look like a Geisha Step By Step

Getting to Know the Geisha A geisha is a traditional Japanese female entertainer or companion for men who’s well-trained. Most of them starts to train as young as 4 years old before becoming a geisha. jp.fotolia.com/ However, modern geishas nowadays pursue going to school first until they reach teenagers’ stage then decide then on if…

The marvelous use of Furoshiki

Japanese have talents for elaborating patterns on cloth and clothes. Several examples from the traditional Japanese goods exist as the Kimono (着物), Yukata (浴衣), hachimaki (鉢巻き), handkerchieves (ハンカチ), etc. Numerous items still used in everyday’s life. It can be employed as clothes, as tools, as decoration, etc. How about the “furoshiki” (風呂敷)? Furoshiki “Furoshiki” cloth…

6 must-do cultural activities in Kyoto

Kyoto, a city in Honshu island, is not only famous for its interesting places but also its cultural depth. You can find many temples and shrines in Kyoto, more o than in the other cities of Japan, many preserved Japanese buildings, and a lot of people who still wear Kimono compared to the other cities.…

Kimono and Yukata For Everybody

Kimono Women (seijin-no-hi kimono) jp.fotolia.com/ Men (Hakama) Kimono is a traditional Japanese full-length robe, it is worn the most during special occasions such as weddings and tea ceremonies. We can see a lot of people wearing kimono, for example, during ‘seijin-no-hi’ (Coming of Age Day), to celebrates and to congratulate those who have reached the…

Kimono: The Most Basic Term For Traditional Japanese Dress

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 has come…