The beauty of Japan as expressed in Kimono
Much like traditional dress around the world, there is a story to each Kimono garment. Made from the finest silk, cotton or even recently denim, each intricate design and carefully placed stitch has meaning and history. We hope you will enjoy a chance to shroud yourself in culture and history while you are here in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Kimono Experience in Asakusa
There are many shops you can rent Kimono for few hours. Take a walk wearing Kimono around Asakusa. When you come to Asakusa, check it out in advance. Yukata is made of cotton, the Kimono for summer. Most of Ryokan (Japanese hotels) prepare Yukata in each room as a sleepwear, but you can got out with Yukata in Summer.
Flee markets: an alternative to shop souvenirs
You will spend there time that is not lost: you will discover a new face of Japan, and be able to find something to remind ou of Japan, at, what is usually reasonable costs. It might even not be Japanese but something that you would definitely not find home (anymore).
Why Men Look Handsome in Kimonos in Japan?
I've noticed more men wearing Kimono on weekends recently. The obi belt tied just above the hips, masculine shoulders emphasized by a narrower line going down the body, a deep blue color. Try walking in back of one of these gents. Watch the way the geta sandals click on the stone walkway and how the walking movement itself looks more smooth and fluid.
Yukata Festival in Hiroshima
"Tokasan festival is one of the big festivals of the year in the Hiroshima city center. Food, drink and game stalls to enjoy as well as a dancing area to take part in traditional Japanese ""obon"" style ""odori"" dancing around the central drum and music tower.
Tokasan is held on the first weekend in June every year in Hiroshima's city center.
My favorite thing about this festival is that it is the start of the Yukata (summer kimono) season which makes for a colorful, fun crowd to be a part of. "
Japanese Geta, Traditional Shoes in Japan, To Getya Going!
The Geta itself is an art from ancient times. When you see how muggy the air becomes over the summer and also how often people remove their footwear during every day activity, you will understand how this perfectly functional, comfortable and lovely footwear came to be. Imagine a smartly fit kimono encasing your body in light cotton or silk.