Kimono Flea Market ICHIROYA's News Letter No.699



Rain, rain, go away!  Come again another day….♪
What a nice day it is!  I can’t believe that rainy season is just around the corner. Hi! This is Nanae from Ichiroya.  This is my second newsletter.
I hope you enjoyed my first one about ‘whether Mt. Fuji exists or not.’  And I was so happy to receive comments from some newsletter readers as if I’m hearing the echoes from Mt. Fuji.  I could learn the changeability of mountain weather and menace of nature this time :p


I walked around wearing kimono in Kyoto in April.  I chose kimono with a flower design, green obi, green bag and pink stole.  My kimono knowledge is limited so I am not sure if it is OK or not.  What do you think?
I saw many people enjoy chatting, taking a walk and drinking beside sakura trees this year, too.  It is worth visiting Kyoto even though there are so many people, especially in spring and autumn.


By the way, do you know a place called ‘’little Kyoto’’ in Tondabayashi city, where Ichiroya is? 
Of course! No one knows, because I named that place little Kyoto just now.
Whenever some of my friends visit my place, my house becomes Airbnb, and I take them to ‘little Kyoto’ in my hometown.
We, including me, call it Tondabayashi Jinaimachi.  It takes us 3 minutes to get there on foot from Ichiroya.  You might know it from our newsletter in the past.


According to the website, in Jinai-machi Tondabayashi City, there remain old merchant’s houses that were built in the Edo period. A 400-meter road called Jonomon-suji Avenue runs through the middle of the Jinai-machi area from north to south. This old street has been selected by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as one of the Top 100 Streets in Japan.


We can feel Edo era and there are not many tourists.  So we can have a relaxing time at the temple, some residences, shops, restaurant and so on.  There is a famous bakery shop, too.


Photogenic!!!  This is the picture taken at Former Sugiyama Family Residence.
Only two of us were in the place this time so no one disturbed when we took photos.
The nearby ‘little Kyoto’ is sometimes better than the distant real Kyoto.
*This is entirely just my own personal opinion. :P
Here are some of my recommendations about today’s keyword ‘Kyoto’.