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こけし

今日はこの風呂敷のデザインの中から、「こけし」について紹介していきたいと思います。  こけしは、江戸時代末期(天保から嘉永期)頃から、東北地方の温泉地において湯治客に土産物として売られるようになった木

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Kokeshi ningyo (wooden dolls)

We introduce new Furoshiki design "Kokeshi (wooden dolls)".  Kokeshi dolls are wooden toys which hav

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十日夜(とおかんや)

秋も深まり日に日に涼しくなっています。 先日ハロウィンが終わりかぼちゃ一色だった日本もそろそろクリスマスイルミネーションがお目見えするころです。   さて、今回のブログは十日夜です。 十日夜は旧暦の1

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"Tokanya(十日夜)"

As autumn blooms into full glory, it has been cooler day by day. Town was full of pumpkin goods and

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十三夜

先日十五夜を迎えた日本は過ごしやすい日が続いています。 十五夜は"中秋の名月"とも言いますが、これは以前ブログでも取り上げました。 http://www.furoshiki.kyoto.jp/blog

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"Jusan-ya (十三夜)" -moon-viewing on the 13th night of the 9th month on the lunar calendar

In Japan, it is getting cooler day by day, and we can feel the sign of autumn in the air. We had the

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防災と風呂敷

8月も残り1週間、夏休みも終わりに近づいてきましたね。 暑さも和らいでくるといいですね・・・   来週9月1日は防災の日です。 防災の日は日本の記念日、9月1日は過去に関東大震災がありました

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Protection against disaster, and Furoshiki

There is less than one week till the end of August, and for children their summer vacation will be o

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お盆

先週立秋を迎えた日本は暦の上では秋ですが、連日猛暑が続いています。 さて、今日のテーマはお盆です。 お盆とは夏に祖先の霊を祀る行事のことで、元々は旧暦の7月15日を中心としたものだったのですが、現

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Obon Festival (お盆)

It was "Risshu(立秋)" on August 8th - the beginning day of Autumn. It's been still extremely hot thoug

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七夕 短冊に込められた願い

7月になりましたね。七夕の季節です。 以前七夕についてはブログでも取り上げました。 http://www.furoshiki.kyoto.jp/blog/201307/000133.html   今回

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"Tanabata(七夕)"-wishes on the Star Festival TANZAKU

July has been coming. And we have the "Tanabata" festival in this season.  We once introduced about

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Father's Day

The full blown rainy season has come in Japan. By the way, the third Sunday of June is the Father's

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"Tsuyu(梅雨)"- The Rainy Season

In Japan, very hot days as summer has been continuing recently, however, the rainy season called "Ts

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Yoka(余花)

May the 6th was "Rikka(立夏)". "Rikka" is the beginning of summer in the traditional Japanese calendar

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The annual boy's festival called "tango no sekku".

Past several days, it's been very sunny and hot just like early summer. And the long holiday called

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"Momo no Sekku" -Hinamatsuri-

We had tremendous snowfall in the east Japan in February, and its damage was also enormous. But Marc

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Eto(干支)

This is the first blog in 2014. We introduce "Eto(干支)" on our blog this year.   What is "Eto"? "Eto"

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クリスマス②

■クリスマス■  今回も、クリスマスカラーの赤と緑のふろしきを利用して、クリスマス気分を盛り上げてくれるふろしき使いをご紹介しましょう。  まずは「クリスマスリース」    クリーニング店で使われてい

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Toji (冬至) ~Ichiyo-raifuku (一陽来復)~

December 22th will be "Toji" which means winter solstice. Last year, we introduced two customs on th

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Shiwasu(師走)

Now it's December and the streets are in full Christmas mode in Japan. When we know that the end of

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クリスマス

■クリスマス■  クリスマス気分を盛り上げてくれるようなラッピングをいくつかご紹介しましょう。  「小輪の花結び」    花が咲いたように華やかになりますね。写真のようにリボンや柊をあしらうとクリスマ

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Lucky Charm-Hyotan-

Here comes the season of Beaujolais Nouveau! Who do you enjoy delicious wine with? You can watch the

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Shimotsuki(霜月)

The full-blown winter has been coming in Japan, after its early stage. The color-changing leaves are

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Iroha-Bun (an Iroha song)

It has been getting cooler and cooler in Japan. We can feel Autumn with red and/or yellow leaves, Au

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Kannazuki (神無月)

It's still hot and humid in Japan this year, it's already October though.   Today's theme is "Kannaz

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Ohigan(お彼岸)

This week's Monday was Autumnal Equinox Day in Japan. Autumnal Equinox Day is the mid day of Autumna

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the harvest moon "中秋の名月"

In Japan, it was hot till recently, but now it is getting cooler at the morning and the night.   Tod

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"Noshi (熨斗)"

This weekend, we will have a three consecutive holidays in Japan. And the last day of the holidays i

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Nagatsuki(長月)

 In Japan, the late summer heat was very severe and in some places there're heavy rains - "cats and

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Hazuki(葉月)

In Japan, this summer has been exceptionally hot nationwide. But according to the Lunar Calendar, it

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Fumizuki (文月)

Today's theme is the synonym of July. There are some names of the seventh month in lunar calendar. "

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"Tanabata" - one of the five seasonal festivals

July 7th in lunar calendar is one of the "Go-Sekku (五節句:five seasonal festivals)" called "Shichiseki

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Kachimushi-"Tombo"

Now it is hot and humid season in Japan. People often use Tombo-patterned-Kimono this season.   Toda

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縮緬ふろしきの取り扱い

■縮緬ふろしきの取り扱い■  正絹もしくはレーヨンの縮緬ふろしきの取り扱い、ご存じですか? 家庭での水洗いはできません、クリーニングに出してくださいね。  縮緬はシボ(表面の凸凹)が特徴(下の写真は絹

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Sakuranbo

It's too humid and hot because it's the rainy season called "Tsuyu (梅雨)" in Japan.But we can enjoy c

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"Minazuki(水無月)"

Today's theme is "Minazuki(水無月)". "Minazuki" is the name of the sixth month in Lunar Calendar, and i

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真結び③

■真結びのほどき方■  ふろしきは結ぶ→ほどくを繰り返して使います。どちらの動作もスムーズに行いたいものですが、「真結び」がなかなかほどけなくてイライラした経験はありませんか?     今回は、コツが

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June Bride

The story that the bride who got married in June would be living happily ever after is very famous i

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Enjoy Flowers with Furoshiki

In Japan, many flowers come out in this season. We can see colorful flowers in lots of parks. Furos

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真結び ②

■真結びの手順■  ふろしきを結ぶときの基本となる結び方、「真結び」です。               ★このふろしきは国内向けサイトオープン記念特価中です。 トップページ:https://shop.

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真結び ①

■真結びと縦結び■  暮らしの中で「結ぶ」事って意外に多いものです。でも、結び目が十字になっていたり、ほどけやすかったりしていませんか?  ふろしきを包むときは「真結び」が基本。   このようにな

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"Satsuki(皐月)" and "Ayamezuki(菖蒲月)"

These days in Japan, the color of the leaves on trees turn to young green from brownish. It is calle

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Tango no Sekku(端午の節句)

In Japan, we're in the latter half of the Golden Week. May 5th of lunar calender is one of the "Go-S

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Uzuki "卯月"

In Japan, almost all schools and companies start the new year and welcome new students or employees

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Cherry Blossom Season has come!

In Japan, the cherry trees have just blossomed out in this week! In some places, they already have b

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Shunbun no Hi

 In Japan, we can feel Spring-coming, day by day. So, we have to go out to feel Spring. We have a l

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Cute Wrapping !

Recently in Japan, the Valentine's Day and the White Day have taken root as annual events. We can se

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Yayoi(弥生)

Today's theme is "Yayoi(弥生)". March has another name "Yayoi(弥生)" which had been used as the name of

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"Momo no Sekku(桃の節句)"

March 3rd of lunar calender is one of the "Go-Sekku (five seasonal festivals)" called "Joshi(上巳)". I

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"Kisaragi(如月)" or "Umemizuki(梅見月)"

These days are the coldest days in a year in Japan. On top of it, we had much more snow in this wint

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Setsubun

January had gone so quickly! How have you been these days?   We'll talk about "Setsubun" and "Mamema

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Furo(風呂) and Furoshiki(風呂敷)

In Japan, we get warm by taking a hot bath. Today, we'd like to introduce the close relation between

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"Seijin no Hi (成人の日)" , celebrating the young people!

In Japan, it's freezing every day. This weekend, we have "SAN-RENKYU" - three-consecutive-holidays -

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January "Mutsuki(睦月)"

This is the first article of this year. This year, we will introduce the name of the 12 months in ol

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Merry Christmas!!

A special wish for you. May this Christmas bring you a million wonderful moments and the very best o

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Toji "冬至"

This year, December 22th will be "Toji" (冬至). It means winter solstice and we'll have the longest ni

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Enjoy Christmas with Furoshiki!

How's your preparation for Christmas? We're now enjoying looking at Christmas decorations and illumi

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Christmas is coming!

We can see many beautiful illuminations at everywhere in Japan. Where and how are you going to spen

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"Bonenkai" season is coming!

We have only several days till December.   We Japanese will have a year-end-party called "Bonenkai"

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"Momiji-gari" - Autumn Leaves Viewing

It is getting cooler in the morning and the night, since Ritto (立冬) on Nov 7th. Ritto is the day whe

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Japanese Traditional Arts "Ukiyoe"

In Japan, we have "Bunka no Hi (文化の日)" - Culture day - on November 3rd. It promotes an awareness of

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Furoshiki is Eco-friendly!

We can use Furoshiki on various ways, as many kinds of bags, as interior items, as wrapping somethin

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The best season for reading books has come!!

Autumn has been deeping. The tempreture and humidity has become comfortable and the nights are becom

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Sport and Furoshiki

In October, it's getting cooler and we are begining to feel a hint of autumn. Lots of sport events w

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Otsukimi : Rabbit

Today's theme is "Otsukimi" again.  In Japan, it is said that rabbits are pounding steamed rice into

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Otsukimi : A Moon Viewing Ceremony

  We expect to enjoy "Otsukimi(お月見)", because the moon has become beautiful night by night in Japan.

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Keiro no Hi : Respect-for-Aged Day

  In Japan, it's getting cooler in the morning and night day by day.The third Monday of September is

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Enjoy Autumn Color Furoshiki !!

It has been hot and humid in japan. September is called "Nagatsuki(長月)"on the luner calender. Each k

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Now you can see how to do "Futatsu Musubi."

"Futatsu Musubi" is a method how to wrap a long and narrow thing.

Kodomo no Hi

We Japanese will soon have the "Kodomo no Hi" on May 5th. This day is a national holiday. It's the d

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