Nov 26, 2009

KIMONO Movies at YouTube - TV commercial 4.

Yesterday, I saw the movie "Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT".
I can say nothing but it was marvelous.

I actually have a lot of impression about it.
But my poor English cannot express my thought enough.
So, I still cost effort and time to write English. X(

When I was a junior high school student, my score of English class was always around 20-30. I hated English the worst.
Now I interest in English and am learning little by little.
Even if it's not praised, I think my English ability is getting progression. ;)

Let's go on the YouTube.
Today's theme is "Red Kimono".
Kimono in commercials are coordinated by professional.
They're good text books for me!

Nov 19, 2009

What Is This? - Qing's Court Clothes.

Few weeks ago, I received a message from our mail-form.
It was from an US woman Dale.

She said she recently purchased two items.
But she didn't know what those are.
She guessed the blue jacket is possibly a juban.
And she wanted to know what other item that looks like skirt is.

So, she said us "Can you tell me what these are?".

...No! (>_<;)
They were not Juban, or clothes around kimono.
I got a little shock because it's clear not Japanese things. US, people are lumping Asian countries together...!

...But I reconsidered.
I can't tell European ethnic clothes apart too.
What I have to do is think about her question and give some answer.
It's an inter-cultural communication!

So, I started to research about these old clothes.

Nov 12, 2009

Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3 / seven-five-three).

Shichi-Go-San is a traditional rite of passage and festival in Japan.
Three and seven years-old girls and three and five years-old boys visit a shrine on Nov. 15th to drive out evil spirits and wish for a long healthy life.
Three, five and seven are consistent with Japanese numerology, which dictates that odd numbers are lucky.
It is not a national holiday, and is generally held on the nearest weekend by each family.

Nov 7, 2009

KIMONO Movies at YouTube - TV commercial 3.

I'm writing about "Shichi-go-san".
But it cost a little time & will be posted in next week.
For now, please enjoy Japanese famous people in kimono!

Today's theme is "Men in Kimono".
Finding men in kimono is more difficult than finding women in kimono.
It's whether on a street or on TV.

Nov 5, 2009

Kimono events / fairs guide. (Nov/2009)

I haven't guarantee that informations are completely correct.
And, often they close the events early at the last day.
When you visit there, please confirm it yourself.

cf.) Japanese Department store's map.(Eng./Chin./Korean)
cf.) Links of Japanese Department store's websites.
(Some of them are written in English and so on.)

This list include very small events or fairs
because I cannot confirm the scale of the event.
Basically, big city or famous department stores have big events,
and country side or local department stores have small events.

Hankyu Hyakkaten in Umeda, Hanshin Hyakkaten in Umeda,
Takashimaya in Namba & Kyoto are often having big events.
I'm living around Osaka, and I don't know about another locality.