Arrangements for New Year’s Day

Are you enjoying the holiday season? For Japanese housewives, winter holiday season is NOT holidays!! That is most busy days for us. Because a set of New Year events are the one of most important seasonal events in Japan. We clean a house(we clean everything in a house. For example, clean bathroom, wipe windows, wipe … [Read more…]


Tomesode is a full dress for a married female. In the photo, the bride wears white kimono, and her mother wears black one(tomesode). According one explanation, coloring means that a parson is influenced by others. So a bride wears a white kimono which has no color, and after being married she wears a black one … [Read more…]