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「着物でドイツ&イギリス」Kimono in Germany and UK

Monday, January 23, 2017

Wow.. this was a long Blog break. I headed kind of last minute to my hometown in Germany for Christmas and New Years. Ah and... Happy belated New Year to you! Hope this year brings a lot of happiness and success. So as I said I went to Northern Germany and also visited London for a couple of days ...

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「秋」Autumn feels

Monday, December 5, 2016

Last week we had a sudden curtain of snowfall here in the Tokyo area and I was a little worried - as I didn't have time yet to go out and appreciate the autumn foliage properly. 先週の雪で少しパニックになった。「まだ紅葉を楽しむ時間はなかったのに、もう冬??」と思ってました。 Thankfully 2 days later we had bombastic weather so I jumped back into my kimono to embrace the yellow and ...

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「黒船祭」Black Ship Festival 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Every year in May, a festival to celebrate the opening of Japan for trade in 1854 by American Matthew Perry is being held in Shimoda, Izu. 毎年5月が下田市(伊豆)の黒船祭です。 The foreign big ships with black colour and charcoal steam-powered were called "black ships" by Japanese. Those black ships landed in Yokosuka and also Shimoda and the first trade agreement between ...

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「牛島の藤花園」Wisteria & Kimono

Monday, June 6, 2016

Some weeks ago I went to my favourite spot for Wisteria flowers around Tokyo. When in Germany I didn't care much for flowers and I wasn't even aware of a weeping flower called Wisteria (藤の花 - fuji no hana in Japanese). In Japan however people seem to embrace nature and the seasons more so I got ...

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