What is Kenzan? It’ s a useful tool to place flowers when making Ikebana arrangement.
What is Kenzan? It’ s a useful tool to place flowers when making Ikebana arrangement. Western flower arrangements use green floral foams. I sometimes use them, too. One thing I don’t like about the floral
This old Japanology video on NHK made me almost cry… It’s a rather long video, but I hope at least you watch the part starting at 19:00 and 26:26. Please let me know what you
In my previous blog post “Wearing Gold – Japanese Way”, I mentioned about my obi that is woven with 24K gold thread. It is not easy to imagine how that is possible with only still
I have stumbled upon this old video on Vimeo. This was my first time listening to Bernard Leach talk (he would be 133 if he were alive). He is talking so passionately about handmade pottery.
About this time of the year in the last five years, I had been busy wearing kimono and serving tea for 4 consecutive days, for the Senses from Japan event. Twice a year, in the
When I was in grade school (I admit it was half a century ago), we students had to memorize map symbols. This symbol means a school, that one means a police station… It was sort
We Love Kimono Project #5 Mr. Nagamura of Mamiya sent me photos of my obi design. At first I was surprised, because the colors were no where close to ones that I have chosen. What