Dear newsletter readers, Hello, This is Ayumi writing this week. Hajimemashite! I am a new Ichiroya staff for writing English descriptions of kimono items. My writing name is 'Noma' which is my family name. I am glad to join this wonderful Ichiroya newsletter team and share our current news with you:) Yoroshikuonegaishimasu!
First of all, I would like to introduce myself a little. I am from Hiroshima. I used to play Kyudo(Japanese archery) , Judo and researched about Kappa(one of the most common Japanese ancient imaginary monster) at University. Also I love comics, music and keen on Kimono, of course! If you interested in, please feel free to let me know. I am happy to write about them!
By the way, The Halloween has gone and outside is getting chilly day by day. I know everyone is waiting for Christmas season. Personally, I have a big day before it. It is our fifth wedding anniversary on 29th of November. Hmm, time flies!!
Well, This time I would like to write about my wedding. I had a wedding at Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island which is one of the best scenic spots in Japan.
What do you know about Miyajima? It is one of the oldest shrine in Japan. Please see the photo above, the shrine is stands in the sea. The red Torii (Gateway) stands by itself against the waves. In fall, Miyajima is sooooo beautiful with the contrast of marine blue, 'Momiji'(maple leaf is tinged with red and yellow) and the shrine's elegant vermilion red. It is like the seventh heaven!
In the Wedding, I wore Shiromuku(white Uchikake). The bride in the white Kimono is me, and in blue one is the Shinto priest of the shrine.
After the ceremony, I changed my outer to colorful Uchikake and I did up my hair in Japanese traditional style! The Uchikake has gorgeously shining with scenery of Itsukushima Shrine design. The most of guests wore kimono for the party. My grandma and grandpa wore traditional formal kimonos. The ladies are in charming and vibrant Furisodes! It was the most fantastic day ever!
If you have a chance to see Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine, I strongly recommend to visit around 10:00 am, because you can see a wedding ceremony almost every weekends around the time.
We have some more splendid Uchikake Kimonos in our shop! Please see the fabulous designs. You must fall in love with the kimono world as I do!