Hello everyone, Ogenki desuka? This is Yoko writing.
Ah, persimmons in my garden are gone, some are eaten by my beagle Marin... and ones on top
have been eaten by crows. But oranges are ripe now and I am saving them for Oshogatsu. :)
We are in the last month of the year, and it will be a very busy month for ICHIROYA.
People are preparing for Christmas, end of the year parties 'Bonenkai' , New Years Eve 'Oomisoka' and the New Year ' Oshogatu'. Oh! and after Oshogatu, Seijinshiki (coming-of-age ceremony) is coming!
Many are looking for Kimono and Furisode to wear at various occasions, and ICHIROYA has everything!!!
We are having daily arrivals as usual, and on top of that, daily sales and some of you may have already noticed, the additional discount items!! You may find that some items you have been wanting are on sale for a really really really good price.
Please do not miss this opportunity!, grab them before they are gone!
You can find our additional discount items here, hurry! https://goo.gl/9OsDi9
We also have small goodies which are perfect for Christmas presents.
If you can order and pay this week, the order can still get to you before the Christmas.
Thanks to Yuka's newsletter! Many Hanten were sold after her newsletter, but we still have a few more left.
My kids cannot live without Hanten in winter. hehehe
(Please make sure to specify EMS as shipping method if you need them before the Christmas. Isoide!!)
Hanten for women
Hanten for men
Samue size Extra Large (comfortable room wear for men)
Samue size Large
Samue size Medium
Owl Bean Bags
As you know, I spent most of my childhood in Nara, and Nara is a wonderful city to live.
You know there is the famous Todaiji temple and Nara park with deers freely strolling around. Oh, you cannot miss Horyuji temple in Ikaruga city.
Have you been to Horyuji? Horyuji (Horyu Temple) was built during the Asuka period (A.D.mid 6th-beginning of 8th c.) and it is known to be the world's oldest surviving wooden structures!
I enjoy visiting old temples, but you know what I also enjoy? I very much enjoy walking through the town surrounds the historical places. Old housings and how land has been preserved are something to appreciate!
There are more special things about Nara. City next to Ikaruga is Kouryo and you know what is Kouryo famous for?
Kouryo is the largest producer of Kutsushita(socks) in Japan!! A very small city, but there are many Kutsushita factories.
Yes, socks! everyone wears socks! And twice a year, they have a very cozy Kutsushita festival and sells well made socks, nylons, and leggins at a very reasonable price. Some are designers brands, and I enjoy looking at them being beautifully displayed.
The event was held past weekend, and here are a few photos for you to see, however unfortunately, when I went to the event on Sunday, it was raining really hard and there were only small crowds of people there ... sadly....
The event is normally packed with people! I swear!!!!
Here are some Kimono and Haori with epic scenery or Tokaido stations motifs which I enjoy dearly!!
Arigato gozaimasu for reading til the end.
Have a very very happy holidays to you and your family.