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Noh farce free live event in Osaka

09/10/2014

Hi all!

Have you heard about “Noh”?

Noh is one of japanese traditional performing art.
And it’s an important intangible cultural asset now.

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The Noh which it is said to that there was a model 200 years when Shakespeare appears ago.
It is a music drama having a play, a dance, the element of the song.

An event to be able to enjoy the Noh free is Osaka.
Japan’s original theatrical art to be said “to be the oldest in the world” for drama succeeded to.
Please enjoy art of Japan!

Yamamoto Noh-gaku Dou 山本能楽堂
Address: 3-6-4 Hommachi Chuou-ku Osaka HOMMACHI GARDEN CITY Entrance hall
Date: 11th Oct
Time: 14:00-15:00
Price: Free
Ph: 06-6943-9454
Web(En): http://www.noh-theater.com/english/eng_welcome.html


So cute!! Japanese sweets Cube cream puffs

08/10/2014

Hi all!

Do you like sweets?
Of course I like it!

I found new style cream puffs in Japan!
Usually cream puffs is circular in shape but the cream puffs is square shaped.
The cream puffs called “Cube shu”. Looks so cute!!

PATISSERIE BROTHERS

Source: www.lemail.jp
http://macaro-ni.jp/6405

If you go to “Tokyo Skytree” in Tokyo, please try it!
Because one of cube cream puffs shop there is the “PATISSERIE BROTHERS” in the Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi shop.

PATISSERIE BROTHERS
http://www.patisserie-brothers.com/

Have a nice life♡

eico


Japanese rural life in Tokushima

07/10/2014

Hi all!

I still stay Australia now. And I think about what do I do when I go back to Japan.
The place that I want to go most now is “Kamiyama” in Tokushima.
The town of Kamiyama is located at the center of Tokushima prefecture on the island of Shikoku.

Kamiyama WEB: http://www.town.kamiyama.lg.jp/office/download-wall

83% of the town’s area is mountainous with an altitude ranging from 300-1500 meters above sea level and it’s region richly endowed with nature!

A lots of artists gather from Japan and other country in Kamiyama and hold various art events and do suggestion to live in the rural.

It is a place full naturally where the people emigrating to the flowing rural of the clear stream increase, and a stylishs restaurant and young entrepreneurs gather.

If you interesting in the rural in Japan, would you like to come over “Kamiyama”!

in Kamiyama
EN: http://www.in-kamiyama.jp/en/art/
JP: http://www.in-kamiyama.jp/

Kamiyama-cho WEB
EN: http://www.town.kamiyama.lg.jp/english-pages
JP: http://www.town.kamiyama.lg.jp/

Have a nice life♡

eico


Japanese Furoshiki “Lotus -Hasu-” back in stock today!

03/10/2014

Hi all!

Japanese Furoshiki “Lotus -Hasu-” and other Furoshiki back in stock today!
Thank you for your patience!

Lotus -Hasu- Blue(Cotton)

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A lily bell -Suzuran- Black(Cotton)

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Gourd Navy-Hyoutan- (M/Cotton)

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Happy delta Blue

Happy delta Blue Furoshiki

Happy delta Red

Happy delta Red Furoshiki

The Great Wave off Kanagawa -Kanagawa oki nami ura-

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Red Fuji -Aka fuji-

Red Fuji -Aka fuji-

Would you like to gift for Thanks giving and Christmas day to your family and friend!
We hope you enjoy your Furoshiki.

Have a good weekend♡

eico


Beautiful STARBUCKS COFFEE in Japan

02/10/2014

Hi all!

STARBUCKS COFFEE popular all over the world.
Of course Japan is no excepiton, and there is STARBUCKS COFFEE more than 1000 stores in Japan!

“Too beautiful STARBUCKS COFFEE” was introduced in Find Travel.
An antique, nature, art… It’s very stylish and beautiful STARBUCKS COFFEE!!
Unfortunately it is not my home town, but wants to go when I go for a trip.

If you go to the place, drop by it!

STARBUCKS COFFEEhttp://selecty.me/article/37511657622053004

Too beautiful STARBUCKS COFFEE
http://find-travel.jp/article/3912

Have a nice life♡

eico


What is KARAKUSA(Arabesque)?

01/10/2014

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Hi all!

I write about common pattern of “KARAKUSA”(Arabesque) in Japan today.

KARAKUSA(Arabesque) of a pattern be known familiarly for a long time in Japan.
Did you know that it was a very lucky pattern?

The KARAKUSA(Arabesque) is seen in the remains such as Greek shrines is a model.
It’s thought that came to each place from Mesopotamia and Egypt. And it’s said that came to Japan from China via Silk Road.

It’s used as decoration of the mosques frequently in the Arab countries.
Therefore It’s called “Arabesque (like a Arabian)” in Europe.

The KARAKUSA(Arabesque) pattern such as “prosperity, longevity” have a meaning and is assumed a lucky pattern, because vitality strong lengthens a vine with out a break.

Even if a bad thing happens to all the examples, they overcome it, and “the eternity prospers” have a meaning in Japan.

So, It seems to be good to celebration of new house and wedding gift!

See KARAKUSA(Arabesque) Furoshiki >>>

Have a nice life♡

eico


Real delicious japanese food “Yummy Japan”

30/09/2014

Hi all!

Have you try Japanese food?
I think you know a Sushi roll, Teriyaki chikin, Ramen…
However, there are more delicious and beautiful Japanese foods in Japan!

It is “Yummy Japan” to introduce the Japanese foods which such a Japanese really eats in Japan.

The tasty as well as the beauty, occasionally would you like to start with enjoying Japanese food which has great entertaiment through movie?

Web: http://www.yummyjapan.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YummyJpn

Have a nice life♡

eico


Charm of the Furoshiki material

29/09/2014

Hi all!

I introduce about Furoshiki material today.
Some material is strong other material beautiful and delicate that will change depending on the situation.
Also it’s not only Furoshiki, please refer to it when you choose the cloth.

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Cotton
It’s most populer and common nature material. Because cotton is easy to use water absorptivity well and strong.

How to wash
After having washed is with home washing machine, please dry it in the shade.
I suggest that share it with other laundry and wash it. Because it may discolor.

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Silk
Our Furoshiki use 100% silk “Tango chirimen”.
It hold down silk luster to have softly and strong, flexible touch.
In addition, it’s the color development that It wet texture, and is beautiful color.

How to wash
Silk should be dry-cleaned, in most of the cases.
And iron only when absolutely necessary. Use a cool iron with a press cloth between the iron and the fabric.

Red Fuji -Aka fuji-

Rayon
While there are the feel and luster such as the silk, you can use the rayon willingly more cheaply than silk.

How to wash
Rayon should be dry-cleaned same as silk.
And iron only when absolutely necessary. Use a cool iron with a press cloth between the iron and the fabric.

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Polyester
Polyester is convenient at all because it’s strong and can fold it slightly compactly.
It take in almost none of the water and am used as the eco-bag because of strong.

How to wash
Circle washing is possible with a washing machine.
Use a cool iron with a press cloth between the iron and the fabric.

Have a nice life♡

eico


So cool! Japanese art gallery hotel in Tokyo

26/09/2014

Hi all!

Where are you stay if you trip in Japan?
Onsen(Hot spring)hotel? Gest house? Friends house? Business hotel?

How about stay in “Art gallery”?

Artist in Hotel

Park Hotel Tokyo plans to add nine Artist Rooms per year over the next three years to create an entire Artist Floor, totaling 31 rooms, as part of its Artist in Hotel project, an adaptation of the well-known “Artist-In-Residence” program in a hotel setting.

In the project, the hotel transforms standard guest rooms into Artist Rooms encapsulating their creators’ passions and views of the world, with the artists painting on walls and decorating the rooms with their original paintings or art objects based on the inspiration they obtained while staying at the hotel.

Through this project the hotel endeavors to reach out to foreign guests who are interested in Japanese aesthetics and arts in order to help enhance their cultural experiences during their stay in Japan. It offers visitors an unforgettable opportunity to enjoy art from the comfort of their hotel room.

All rooms are artistic and so cool!!!
Not only foreigner, but Japanese wants to stay too!

Artist in Hotel
Web (English): http://www.parkhoteltokyo.com/artcolours/en/aih.html
Web (Japanese): http://www.parkhoteltokyo.com/artcolours/aih.html

Have a good weekend♡

eico


Wine bottle wrapping by Furoshiki for party!

25/09/2014

Hi all!

When you invited to the party, what do you take?
I think that there are a lot of people to take wine.

I introduce how to wrap wine bottles which are good to the party today.
A usual wine bottle becomes very gorgeous!
If you have some party please try it with Furoshiki!

Basic bottle wrap

Example:
Bottle/about 750ml
Furoshiki/Medium size(68cm x 70cm)

See more medium size Furoshiki >>>

Have a nice life♡

eico


You can learn Japan in “IS JAPAN COOL?”

24/09/2014

Hi all!

Do you know much about Japan?
I don’t know much about Japan even I’m a Japanese…
Sometimes my other country friend tell me nice restaurant, good spot and more…I’m Japanese…

I want to learn more about Japan!
And I found a awesome website that a website introducing Japan.
The website introduce traditional and introduce subculture too so it’s really interesting for me too!
Also every thing beautiful photos, so can be satisfied just to look at it.

IS JAPAN COOL?

If you going to Japan or interesting Japan, let’s learning in “IS JAPAN COOL?”!

IS JAPAN COOL?: https://www.ana-cooljapan.com/

Have a nice life♡

eico


Love GHIBLI! Costume play of the diyellowtail by the foreigner

23/09/2014

Hi all!

Do you know and do you like about GHIBLI?
I have written it several times.

GHIBLI is really famous Japanese animation film studio.
Of course I love the GHIBLI animations!!

And I found foreigner costume play of GHIBLI character.
It’s awesome and high quality so much!!!

If you realized what character this is, you are a respectable GHIBLI fan!

I hit my spot about costume play of porco…

See more costume play of GHIBLI character (Japanese)
http://labaq.com/archives/51834873.html

STUDIO GHIBLI (Japanese)
http://www.ghibli.jp/

Have a nice life♡

eico


The beautiful Japanese fashion which Miranda Kerr wears

22/09/2014

Hi all!

As for the VOGUE JAPAN November issue, Miranda Kerr appears on the cover as the 15th anniversary memory third.
The Miranda which became a “Geisha” “Samurai” “Manga character” is soooo beautiful!!
It’s just art that the fusion was old and present time.

VOGUE JAPAN

In addition, Japan photographed in a viewpoint of Mario Testino seems to be placed.
I looking forwerd to release the VOGUE JAPAN!!

VOGUE JAPAN news: http://www.vogue.co.jp/fashion/news/2014-09/19/miranda-kerr

Have a nice life♡

eico


G20 cultural celebrations TROPICAL JAM

19/09/2014

Hi all!

I went for music festival with my friend on Tuesday!
The music festival was to celebrate G20 at Brisbane that was luxurious though it was free.

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Also Japanese man did the performance of the fire dance near festival and very lively though even as weekdays.
It was very fun and I wanna go to jazz live one day!

performance of the fire dance

G20 cultural celebrations
http://g20cultural.initiatives.qld.gov.au/

TROPICAL JAM
http://g20cultural.initiatives.qld.gov.au/events/tropical-jam.aspx

Have a good weekend♡

eico


Japanese Cultural Festival and “BON-ODORI” Dance

18/09/2014

Hi all!

I help japanese tea ceremony experience section with yukata at Japanese Cultural Festival and “BON-ODORI” Dance last week end.
A lot of people who were interested in Japan came to the japanese tea ceremony experience section!
We had a lot of people take the photo and I was embarrassed.

A Taiko drum and yukata contest were held in the center space and were full of many audiences!
Both an Australian and Japanese are BON-ODORI Dance in a circle from the evening!

Even a little had many people know the Japanese culture and was very fun!

http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/community-information/multicultural-information/cultural-diversity-week

Have a good weekend♡

eico


For thanks giving day gift!

11/09/2014

Hi all!

Have you start think about thanks giving day?
I chose the lucky Furoshiki which was most suitable for a gift!

Firebird with arabesque -Hi no tori-
The firebird which is called the phoenix is got close to as a lucky symbol. Asymbol of longevity and the descendant prosperity and the arabesque design which have been done are added in the background.

Firebird with arabesque Furoshiki -Hi no tori- (M)

Good luck -Shou Chiku Bai-
It is design to resemble a large flower auspicious “Sho Chiku Bai”(Pine, Bamboo, Japanese plum).
The one that can be used in various celebrations regardless of wedding, and baby gifts etc.

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Phoenix with arabesque -Houou-
Phoenix in animals imaginary called four spirit giraffe, turtle, along with the dragon, it has been said to appear that there is a good thing in ancient China. Plus the arabesque design, which is a symbol of fertility and longevity Furthermore, the Furoshiki very auspicious.

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Eucalyptus Ecru
Eucalyptus strong plant that grows abundantly in the harsh land. It was designed with all the thought.

Eucalyptus Ecru

Please refer to selection of gift for your family and friend.

Have a nice life♡

eico


energy exhibition

10/09/2014

Hi all!

I went to gallery at Tanks last week.
The gallery open a “energy exhibition” that young artists creative a art!
Every art was interesting and powerful!
I got energy from their art.

It’s one sentence in the participation type art to have won through up to an impression in that.

“Life is too short to not take chances.”

How do you think it?

energy exhibition
OPEN: 9:30-16:30 WEEKDAYS, 10:00-14:30 WEEKENDS
Date: 5 September 2014 – 6 October 2014
Price: FREE
Web: http://www.tanksartscentre.com/home/event.asp?eid=767

Have a nice life♡

eico


CARNIVAL ON COLLINS

09/09/2014

Hi all!

I went to CARNIVAL ON COLLINS in Edge hill last Sanday.
My friend help a store in a shop of the Macramé accessary.

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Macramé is form of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting. Its primary knots are the square knot and forms of “hitching”: full hitch and double half hitches. It was long crafted by sailors, especially in elaborate or ornamental knotting forms, to decorate anything from knife handles to bottles to parts of ships.
It’s from WIKIPEDIA.

Love Earth Macrame

Love Earth Macrame

The store owner made all Macramé accessary that very beautiful!!
Many people stopped and were interested in it and buy.
The Macramé accessary is lovery with simple shirt!

Love Earth -Macrame-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoveEarth75

CARNIVAL ON COLLINS
WEB: http://www.tanksartscentre.com/home/inner.asp?PageID=141

Have a nice life♡

eico


Hot tantanmen lunch

05/09/2014

Hi all!

Still not too hot and comfortable in Cairns.
The lunch which ate with a friend on such a day “Tantanmen”.
“Tantanmen” is Chinese noodle.

Hot and soup is creamy! It was yummy and ate it up!
When summer comes, I want to try cold Tantanmen.

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Lunch menu at Tokyo Dumpling

Tokyo Dumpling
Open: 11:00-20:30
Close: Sunday
Address: shop10E The Boland Centre 46 Lake st Cairns 4870 Australia
Ph: 07 4041 2848
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tokyodumpling46

It is only a topic of the food recently.
Do I eat too much??

Have a good weekend♡

eico


Find a Thai restaurant in Cairns!

04/09/2014

Hi all!

My friend came in my house day befor yesturday and I taught to her some my knowledge.
And we had dinner which she recommend to me a one of Thai restaurant in Sheridan street.

I thought that it was a cafe here, I didn’t realize change to Thai restaurant.

She ordered “Laksa noodle soup” and I ordered “Larb”.
Larb is Thai salad that a dish of ground meat, flavoured with lime juice and fish sauce and various other ingredients such as chilli and mint.

And the larb was delicious and tasty so it much more better with rice.
Also laksa noodle was delicious too and big dish than it looks!

The price is almost around A$15 for each dish.
If you have a chance please try it!

Poemphun Thai
Open: 7days
Address: 343 Sheridan Street, cairns North
Ph: 07 4041 6367
Web: http://www.thairestaurantcairns.com.au/

Have a nice life♡

eico