http://www.ichiroya.com/item/list2/173592/ (lining of muso haori-impressive maple leaves and bonfire with the corrodor of the temple)
After obon, the wind became cooler and we can hear chirping sound of cricket.
We say, `do not swin in the sea after obon' because there appear may jellyfish after obon. This year, even before obon time, shirks have been found along the sea at Chiba (Chiba prefecture is next to Tokyo), and swimming has been prohibited at 9 beaches in the area. Maybe that was because of the temperature of seawater.
Our son in law is from very traditional family from Yamanashi(Yamanashi pref is located next to Tokyo), so they were having really traditional obon-welcoming spirit of ancestors-decorating with vegetables at the alter. Relatives were
visiting to give prayers. When we visited them, we too were asked to burn incense stick at the alter.
Many people had family reunion and came back to normal life after obon.
It is considered to be good to do `sakidori' with seasonal motif-taking motif slightly ahead of time. Aki (autumn) motif reminds us of cool air, so even summer kimono or obi often has autumn plant motif.
Muso haori/michiyuki (outside and inside are made of a series of fabric) are luxurious type and some semisheer, summer muso haori /michiyuki have impressive autumn motif.
Here are some examples:
Here is the inside of the above coat-this is inside so it is not shown outside. The pattern shows through `slightly' and it is meant to be that way.
Another muso jacket- this is the inside(lining):
Another muso haori-this is outside:
and this is inside of the same haori!
You can see more muso haori by choosing category `haori' and enter keyword as `muso'.
Akino yonaga-days are getting shorter and we will have longer night-how do you spend autumn night?
There are many enchanting aki(autumn) motif on kimono and obi- please enjoy browsing them at Ichiroya!