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Komon is derived from the name that fine patterns are contained in the whole. Edo komon, one of the representative Komon, originated from the pattern of Kamishimo (masters' regular wear) worn by various daimyo in the Edo period. It is a dyer with a very advanced dyeing technique used.
The Makie art paperweight is crafted from a nature stone. The Makie is realized by hand by a master artisan of Japan. This will definitely gives you good luck to your life.
Here we would like to introduce one of the most skillful Makie Master in Japan. His name is Nobuichi Otake, known as a Makie master of Aizu lacquerware. He respects the traditional Japanese craftworks, but also tries to creates new style of Aizu lacquerware.
As you know, a tremendous earthquake hit Fukushima in 2011. Although there is still some damage in a part of Fukushima, most areas have already recovered. And Aizu area still keeps its traditional crafts.
The number of visitors to Japan is rapidly increasing in the past recent years. In this year, it has already reached 20 million people which is the biggest number ever. Let's see what attracts the international tourists.
Sensu is Japanese folding fan. It's kind of old fashioned, but Edo Sensu is getting popular for all generations. Let's see how it is so special.
In Japan, there are many local shopping streets called "shotengai(商店街)". And some shotengai are very popular for foreign tourists these days. Let's see five of the popular shotengai in Tokyo!
In Japan, there are many local shopping streets called "shotengai(商店街)". The number of shotengai is actually decreasing there days, but there are still lots of amazing shotengai in Japan! Sugamo is one them.
Actually there are not many occasions to wear kimono for Japanese people these days. But still, people wear kimono on right occasions. Let's check when Japanese people wear kimono.
Have you ever thought about buying kimono? Actually, kimono are very expensive as you imagine if they are new. Antique kimono are recommended for many reasons!