Dear Ichiroya newsletter readers,
Hello, How are you doing?
Megumi is writing.
It is rainy season in Japan.
I think that polyester kimono is convenient on rainy days, I do not have to worry about
getting wet, although there is a little bit of dilemma (polyester kimono might feel a bit hotter) but recent polyester kimono are getting much better!
The other day, I served a wedding ceremony at the 'Noh'(traditional masked dance) stage.
Of course this was our first attempt.
I could not imagine what kind of atmosphere it was.
But when we set up the rituals, it matched the atmosphere of the stage.
It was a wonderful wedding ceremony.
I thought that there is a possibility of arrangement of Shinto ceremony there.
Sometimes I go to Kyoto with my kimono friend.
The maples tree not yet turned red of Ruriko-in temple are very beautiful.
The scenery reflected on the desk is very photogenic, so it's a popular topic in SNS.
I also went to Kyoto Gosho (Kyoto Imperial Palace).
The weather was nice and it was very refreshing.
Kyoto Gosho (Kyoto Imperial Palace) is used to be the residence of the Emperor of Japan and the heart of political affairs. It is a tourist spot now.
When I visited there a few years ago, the dolls of ‘ Gosechi -no –Mai’ were exhibited.
‘ Gosechi -no –Mai’ is a dance of special festivals.
In the past, the nobility princess was chosen for dancers.
But the princess did not like to appear in public.
So daughters of lower aristocrat got to dance it.
Its costume is more gorgeous than ordinary Junihitoe (twelve-layered ceremonial kimono) .
I went to Toei Movie Land (Kyoto Uzumasa Eigamura).
It is a theme park of the movie studio of Japanese historical drama.
Since it is June, I would like to recommend hitoe(not lined) kimono.
Thank you for reading this to the end.
See you next time.