Hello from Yuka from Ichiroya.
Ogenki desuka? How are you? It turned out to be the coldest day today. It snowed in Tokyo a couple of days ago and the cold wave is now here in Osaka and also other south-west area of Japan. We heard, it even snowed in Okinawa island! This is the second time in recorded history and it is after 39 years.
We are hoping to reach our office tomorrow moring somehow.
It snowed in Kyoto also last week-please enjoy the scenery and the video of snowy Kyoto from here:
The fukusa photo on top of this newsletter is a `gem' we recently obtained in an auction in Kyoto. The fukusa by Seika Yamaga. This set of fukusa is absolutely a treasure and most exceptipnal fukusa among the fukusa we have.
Today, we are including other `gem' in our website and also included two famous brand whicih Japanese customers admire a lot.
We hope you enjoy taking a look at the interesting items!
Brand is always so powerful! You might have heard the name of the brand, Tatsumura and Kawashima. They are the most famous and fine brand.
Sahrai is very popular obi brand now-this obi has beautiful Kiyomizu dera design:
You can click here to see more sahari obi:
Here is another item- Riichi Urano is very famous and popular.
dyeing artisan. His work seems `opposite' of sahari. Click here to see his work: