August 09, 2015

Uniqlo Video on How to Dress in Yukata





How to Tie a Yukata Obi




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June 29, 2015

AF Introduces Yukata Collections 2015 浴衣コレクション 平成27

I am actually not fond of this year's yukata, which all seem somewhat garish to me.

On the upside, Uniqlo started selling yukata again, but I am not sure of the quality, having yet to look at them myself.


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* Takashimaya Department Store 高島屋


2015 Theme: Let's Make Some Memories of Summer

ひと夏の思い出 いくつ つくろうか


2015 Summer Takashimaya Yukata Style

Yukata: Lady's Yukata Chrysanthemum by Kyōmi-komachi
100% cotton, for 41,040 yen
婦人ゆかた 「菊 」 趣味小町 税込 41,040円

Obi: Lady's Heko obi by Genji Monogatari
65% polyester, 35% nylon, for 10, 260 yen
〈源氏物語〉兵児帯(ポリエステル65%・ナイロン35%)10,260円




On the other hand, this summer kimono from Takashimaya is beautiful!

Kimono: Single color aqua blue, arabesque design, Ojiya Chijimi (asa), 138,240 yen (tailoring NOT included)
水色一色で、更紗柄の型染め小千谷縮 138,240円(反物)

Obi: Hakata summer hassun Nagoya obi, 108, 000 yen
博多夏ハ寸なごや帯 108,000円





Check out Takashimaya Online Shop for Yukata at
http://www.takashimaya.co.jp/shopping/special/yukata/

http://www.takashimaya.co.jp/store/special/yukata/index.html



Seibu 2015

* Seibu Department Store
西武百貨店



2015 Theme: Yukata 2015

ゆかた 2015


Yukata: Orchid classical design by Ryōkomachi
100% cotton, for 41,040 yen
「蘭」の古典柄 涼小町 税込 41,040円

Obi: White and orange reversible hanhaba obi
100% polyester, for 9,504 yen
なつキラリと 帯(ポリエステル100%)9,504円

Seibu Yukata 2015




* Tobu Department Store 東武百貨店

2015 Theme: Let's Go Out in Yukata!

「ゆかた」でお出かけ。


Yukata: Lady's yukata, fireworks design
100% cotton, 41, 040 yen
丸婦人ゆかた(綿100%) 「夜空に咲く花火」 41,040円

Obi: Hakata Yukata (Hanhaba) Obi
10% silk, 27,000 yen
博多織のゆかた帯(絹100%) 27,000円

Tobu Yukata 2015






UNiqlo 2015 bamboo 2
* Uniqlo ユニクロ


2015 Theme: Traditional Yukata Inspired by Nakahara Jun'ichi

中原淳一のゆかた


Three Piece Set: Cotton Yukata, Polyester obi, cotton-poly blend koshihimo cord, all for 5,990 yen(plus tax).
タケヒサユメジ浴衣(竹) <帯・腰紐付き> \5,990+消費税


Yukata: Takehisa Yumeji Yukata (Bamboo)
Obi: Dot Pink and White Reversible Yukata Obi

Uniqlo Yukata 2015















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Where to buy a cheap, inexpensive yukata  安い浴衣を買うと?

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Previous Year's Yukata Collections:
AF Introduces Yukata Collections 2014, Auberginefleur Introduces Japan's Yukata Collection 2013Shiorian 2011 Yukata Collection 紫織庵の浴衣 2011年Chikusen 2011 Yukata Collection 竺仙の2011年「今年の新作 浴衣」Yukata Collection 2011 今年の浴衣コレクション2010 Yukata Collection 今年の浴衣コレクション2009 Yukata Collection 浴衣コレクション 夏20092008 Yukata Collection 浴衣コレクション 夏2008Yukata Trends of 2007

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How to Wear Yukata: How to wear a Yutaka: Step by StepHow to Wear Yukata I: What You NeedYukata Underwear: Necessity, Or Not?Wearing Yukata: Dressing Up ChicElegant Obi's for SummerHow to Wear Geta (and Other Kimono Footwear)

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Other Yukata and Summer Kimono Info: What's the Difference Between Yukata and Kimono 着物と浴衣の違いYukata-The Simple LookYukata Elegance: The Finished LookElegant Yukata Fabrics and WeavesChikuzen Yukatas--Elegant Summer WearYukata FashionabilityYukata Elegance: "Wa-bijin wo mezashite"Kimono Seasons--What to wear whenKimono Seasons II 着物の四季KIMONO BASICS (Terms): From Top to Bottom

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Yukata & Kimono (Usumono) Archives
AF's Yukata & Kimono (Usumono) Archives


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(and increase my ranking there!)

にほんブログ村 ファッションブログ 着物着付けへ
Blog Mura Kitsuke





auberginefleur at 10:27|PermalinkComments(0)Yukata & Kimono (Usumono) 

June 28, 2015

Support Kimono Artisans Sharing Kimono Culture



Kimono artisans and art of kimono creation is on the verge of a crisis because of reduction of kimono market, aging of artisans, and lack of their successors in Japan. For expanding kimono markets to the world, kimono artisans stand out from their workshops and plan to show their kimono outfits on stage at New York Fashion Week in February 2016, produced by Hiromi Asai. This project is organized by two non-profit organization, Kimono Hiro Inc. and Kimono Artisan Kyoto, in US and Japan, respectively.


Kimono artisan Kyoto 2015Kimono Artisan Kyoto is an association of kimono artisans who have been promoting kimono internationally.
These are photos of the activity in Milan, Italy in May-June, 2015
Kimono Artisan Kyoto opens the kimono showroom "GOFUKUYA" in Milan, and also attended to Milan Expo 2015.
http://kimono-artisan.jp/


Kimono Kickstarter PosterReserve your seat for the upcoming Kimono Fashion Show on NYFW. here
+ Standing : Pledge $50
+ Seating : Pledge $100 or $150
+ Priority seating (the second row) : Pledge $300
+ 2 Priority seating : Pledge $500
+ Front row seating : Pledge $1000 or $2000
+ 2 Front row seating : Pledge $5000 or $10,000
Backers can get more seats at some additional pledge.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/530372888/authentic-kimono-on-stage-at-new-york-fashion-week

facebook page: Kimono Artisan Kyoto & Hiromi Asai to NYFW '16
https://www.facebook.com/kimononyfw


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auberginefleur at 17:07|PermalinkComments(0)Kimono: Terms & Info 

June 10, 2015

中村敦夫さんに出会った、かも

http://picasion.com/
http://picasion.com/

Nakamura Atsuo
5月31日(日)、大学関係で、浦和伝統文化館 恭慶館では、お茶会がありました。

JR埼京線だったか、JR京浜東北線だったか、覚えていないけど、多分、赤羽駅の11:48発のJR京浜東北・根岸線快速(大宮行)だったかもしれません。

とにかく、素敵な年配の男性が電車に乗って、黒いソフトスーツケースを引っ張って、マスク姿の人。また、棒みたいなものをお持ちで、これからお魚釣りに出かけているかなと思って。ちらして見て、ま向いの席にお掛けになって、いい男だなと思って、それで、彼は本(小説?)を落として、まるで木枯し紋次郎のオープニングタイトルで木枯し紋次郎が振り分け荷物を忘れたことに気が付いた場面のそのままの動きで、「紋次郎だ!」と思って、話しかけようと思った瞬間、やはりわざとマスクをかけているならば、プライベートの時間で、ファンに気が付かないようになさったかなと思って、話しをかけなかったのです。後で、考えると、その紋次郎のままの動き方は、ファンにたいしてのサービスだったかな?

『中村敦夫 公式サイト:www.monjiro.org/

ちなみに、その日の私の姿 (鏡に写真ですけど)

2015-5-31_3-lace-jacket


2015-5-31_1-front-detail


2015-5-31_1-front-obi


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auberginefleur at 16:04|PermalinkComments(1)着物のつれづれ 

May 17, 2015

Tokyo Area Exhibitions 2015 東京の美術展覧会




CHIBA CITY MUSEUM OF ART 千葉市美術館

Director's Selection of Masterpieces from the Collection Pt. I, 4/10-5/10; Pt. II, 5/19-6/28
千葉市美術館開館20周年記念 歴代館長が選ぶ 所蔵名品展」、第1部:2015年4月10日(金)〜 5月10日(日)、第2部:2015年5月19日(火)〜6月28日(日)
Drucker Collection of Japanese Ink Paintings, 5/19-6/28
ドラッカー・コレクション 珠玉の水墨画 「マネジメントの父」が愛した日本の美」、2015年5月19日(火)〜 6月28日(日)
Lucie Rie (Ceramics), 7/7-8/30
「開館20周年記念 没後20年 ルーシー・リー展」、2015年7月7日(火)〜8月30日(日)
Osaka Painters of the Edo Period: Buzen, Roen, Jakuchu, 9/8-10/18
「開館20周年記念 唐画もん―武禅に苑、若冲も」、2015年9月8日(火)〜10月18日(日)
Photographs by Sugimoto Hiroshi, 10/28-12/23
「開館20周年記念 杉本博司展」、2015年10月28日(水)〜12月23日(水・祝)
Early Works of Ukiyo-e, 1/9-2/28, 2016
「開館20周年記念 初期浮世絵展―筆の力・版の力—」、2016年1月9日(土)〜2月28日(日)
47th Chiba City Citizens Art Exhibition, 3/5-3/25, 2016
「第46回千葉市民美術展覧会」、2016年3月5日(土)〜3月25日(金)

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.ccma-net.jp/exhibition_02.html


EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM 江戸東京博物館

Explore! Experience! Edo-Tokyo, Dec 2, 2014 - Mar 8, 2015
探検!体験! 江戸東京」、 平成26年12/2〜平成27年3/8
Sekigahara(tentative title), Mar 28, 2015 - May 17, 2015
大 関ヶ原展」、 平成27年3/28〜5/17
2015 NHK Historical Drama Special Exhibition “Hana moyu”, 2015.06.04(Thu)〜2015.07.20(Mon)
「2015年NHK大河ドラマ特別展「花燃ゆ」、 2015年06月04日(木)〜07月20日(月)

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/


Eisei-BunkoEISEI BUNKO 永青文庫

Hosokawa Collection of Nobunaga's Letters, first rotation: 1/6-2/8, second rotation: 2/10-3/5
重要文化財指定記念「信長からの手紙」〜細川コレクションの信長文書59通、 一挙公開!〜 」、
前期:平成27年1/6(火)〜2/8(日)
後期:平成27年2/10(火)〜3/15(日)
Hosokawa Collection of Written Religious Vows, 3/21-6/28
「細川家起請文の世界」」、平成27年3/21(土)〜6/28(日)

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese): http://www.eiseibunko.com/exhibition.html
Access: http://www.eiseibunko.com/traffic.html


GEIDAI DAIGAKU BIJUTSUKAN 東京芸術大学大学美術館


"Takemi Azumaya farewell exhibition: solar eclipse・portrait of water, Jan 5 (Mon) - Jan 15 (Thu), 2015
「東谷武美退任展 日蝕・水の肖像」、2015年1月5日(月)- 1月15日(木)
The 63rd Graduation Works Exhibitions, Jan 26 (Mon) - Jan 31 (Sat), 2015
「第63回 東京藝術大学卒業・修了作品展」、2015年1月26日(月)-1月31日(土)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tokyo University of the Arts
Double Impact: The Art of Meiji Japan
, Apr 4 (Sat) - May 17 (Sun), 2015
ボストン美術館×東京藝術大学 ダブル・インパクト 明治ニッポンの美」、2015年4月4日(土)-5月17日(日)
Retrospective Exhibition of Tomoyuki HASUMI:Appearance of Cosmic Colors, May 20 (Wed) - June 7 (Sun), 2015
「蓮見智幸回顧展 『宇宙色(そらいろ)のかたち』」、2015年5月20日(水)- 6月7日(日)
Helene Schjerfbeck: Reflections, June 2 (Tue) - July 26 (Sun), 2015
「ヘレン・シャルフベック――魂のまなざし」、 2015年6月2日(火)- 7月26日(日)
Urameshiya…Art of the Ghost_Featuring Zenshoan’s Sanyutei Encho Collection of Ghost Paintings, Jul 22 (Wed) - Sep 13 (Sun), 2015
うらめしや〜、冥途のみやげ展―全生庵・三遊亭圓朝 幽霊画コレクションを中心に― 」、 2015年7月22日(水)-9月13日(日)

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/
exhibit/current_exhibitions_ja.htm?blog_id=517729



Gotoh Museum-12THE GOTOH MUSEUM 五島美術館
Coordinating Tea Ceremony Objects, 12/12/2015-2/14/2016
「茶道具取合せ展」、2015年12月12日―2016年2月14日
Ceramics of China, 2/20-3/27, 2016
「中国の陶芸展」、2016年2月20日―3月27日

* (They don't make it easy, so I gave up, sorry. 〜AF)

Exhibition schedule (in Japanese) http://www.gotoh-museum.or.jp/exhibition/schedule.html


HatakeyamaHATAKEYAMA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART 畠山記念館





The Rimpa—The Hatakeyama Collection: Priceless and Timeless, 17th January - 15th March, 2015
The 琳派」、平成27年1月17日(土)〜3月15日(日)
Daishikai tea ceremony of Sokuo Hatakeyama, 4th April-14th June
A Breath of Cool Air—Exhibit Focused on Calligraphy, Paintings, and Ceramics, 1th August-13th September
Marking the 400th Year since the Passing of Furuta Oribe—Momoyama Period Ceramic Tea Utensils and Oribe’s Taste, 3th October-13th December

Exhibition Schedule in English
* Exhibition Schedule in Japanese: http://www.ebara.co.jp/csr/
hatakeyama/ex_sche.html




IdemitsuIDEMITSU MUSEUM OF ARTS 出光美術館

* (They don't make it easy, so I gave up, sorry. 〜AF)

Exhibition Schedule in Japanese


Itabashi_art_museum ITABASHI ART MUSEUM 板橋区美術館

 Works from Itabashi Art Museum Collection - fold screens and hanging scrolls -
(Admission is free)
, February 28 – March 29, 2015
館蔵品展「18世紀の江戸絵画」、2015年2月28日(土)〜3月29日(日)

Exhibition Scedule in English
* Exhibition schedule in Japanese http://www.itabashiartmuseum.jp/exhibition/
ACCESS: 15 min walk from Nishitakashimadaira Stn on the Mita subway line, 22 min walk from the Shimoakazuka Stn on the Tobu Tojo line, 25 min walk from the Eidan Akatuska Stn on the Yurakucho line, see MAP



mingeikan
JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM 日本民芸館
The Beauty of Letters- The World of Craft Letters, January 10th (Sat) - March 22nd (Sun), 2015
文字の美−工芸的な文字の世界」、2015年1月10日(土)−3月22日(日)
Precious Forms of Mingei -selected by Director Naoto Fukasawa, March 31st (Tue) - June 21st (Sun), 2015
Animal Motifs in Crafts and Paintings, June 30th (Tue) - August 23rd (Sun), 2015
Serizawa Keisuke - the 120th anniversary of his birth , September 1st (Tue) - November 23rd (Mon), 2015
New Works Competition and Exhibition 2015, December 12th (Sat) - 24th (Thu), 2015
The Dharma Gate of Beauty - the concepts of beauty by Soetsu Yanagi , January 9th (Sat) - March 21st (Mon), 2016

Exhibition Schedule (in English): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/exhibition/schedule.html
Exhibition Schedule (日本語): http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/about/activity_test.html#347
ACCESS: Komaba Todaimae stn on the Inokashira line from Shibuya
* MAP and ACCESS


Kanagawa_rekishiKANAGAWA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY 神奈川県立歴史博物館
AF's Pick-up: The form of the Buddha, The Shape of Prayer: Buddhist Art from the Museum Collection, 7/25-8/23
「仏のすがた 祈りのかたち-県博の仏教美術-」、7月25日(土)〜8月23日(日)

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://ch.kanagawa-museum.jp/tenji/nenkan/nenkan.html


Kanazawa_BunkoKANAZAWA BUNKO MUSEUM 神奈川県立金沢文庫
(* Exhibitions are typically on Buddhist or Shinto Art)
AF's Pick-up: The Hinata Yakushi: Exhibition of a Secret Buddha, 4/24-6/14
特別展「平成大修理記念「日向薬師―秘仏鉈彫本尊開帳―」」、平成27年4月24日(金)〜6月14日(日)
LECTURE:日向薬師の仏像」、平成27年6月7日(日) 13時30分〜15時

Currrent Exhibition
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.planet.pref.kanagawa.jp/
city/kanazawa.htm

Kanazawa Bunko Map
Access: 神奈川県立金沢文庫 * Click map to enlarge
Nearby Japanese Style Restaurant: ふみくら茶屋


Mitsubishi-Ichigokan MITSUBISHI ICHIGOKAN MUSEUM 三菱一号館美術館
Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2/7 Sat.~ 5/24 Sun.
KYOSAI-Master painter and his student Josiah Conder, 6/27 Sat.~ 9/6 Sun.
Captive Beauty―Treasures from the Prado Museum, 10/10 Sat.~ 2016/1/31 Sun.

Exhibition Scedule (in English)
* Access and Map (in English)


mitsuiMITSUI MEMORIAL MUSEUM 三井記念美術館
Demitasse Cosmos, Feb 7 - Apr 5, 2015

AF's Pick-up: Harunobu and Sharaku, 6/20-8/16

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/exhibition/index2.html




NEZU INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS 根津美術館

Animal Worship, Jan 10 - Feb 22
動物礼讃 大英博物館から双羊尊がやってきた!」、2015年1月10日(土)〜2月22日(日)
Bodhisattvas: Symbols of Salvation and Support, March 7 [Sat]- April 6 [Mon], 2015
Irises and Red and White Plum Blossoms, April 18 [Sat]- May 17[Sun], 2015
The World of Edo Dandyism: From Swords to Inrō, May 30 [Sat]- July 20[Mon], 2015
Listening to Paintings: Rain, Wind, Bird Songs, and Human Voices, July 30 [Thu]- September 6[Sun], 2015
Treasured Masterpieces: Nezu Kaichirō and the Art of Tea, September 19 [Sat]- November 3[Sun], 2015
Pictured Tales: From Courtly Narratives to Medieval Short Stories, November 14 [Sat]- December 23[Wed], 2015

Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/en/exhibitions/schedule.html#anc2015
Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/jp/exhibition/index.html




OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART 太田記念美術館 In HARUJUKU! A must visit!

Yoshitoshi and Kunichika 〜Beauties of Modern Age, 2015, February 1st〜25th
Kawaii 〜Cute Girls in Ukiyo-e, 2015, March 1st〜26th
Hiroshige and Kiyochika – 100th Year Memorial Exhibition of Kiyochika, Part I: 2015, April 1st〜26th; Part II 2015, May 1st 〜28th
Villains in Ukiyo-e, 2015, June 2nd 〜26th
Ukiyo-e War Pictures – Kuniyoshi ・Yoshitoshi・Kiyochika, 2015, July 1st〜26th
Excellent Techniques of Carving and Printing: 250th Birth Anniversary of Multi-colored Print, Part I: 2015, August 1st 〜30th; Part II: 2015, September 4th 〜27th
Utamaro・Eisen・Hokusai  –Masterpieces from Koishikawa Ukiyo-e Museum, Part I: 2015, October 2nd 〜25th; Part II: 2015, October 30th 〜November 23rd
Katsukawa Shunshō –Master of Hokusai, Part I: 2016, February 2nd 〜28th; Part II: 2016, March 4th〜27th

* Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule-E.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/H20schedule.html



SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM 静嘉堂文庫美術館
CLOSED until SEP 2015
美術館改修工事のため、2015年9月(予定)まで休館いたします

* Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.seikado.or.jp/english.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.seikado.or.jp/exhibition/index.html



SHIZUOKA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART  静岡県立美術館

* Exhibition Schedule 2014 (in Japanese)
http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/japanese/exhibition/kikaku/2014/
Access: http://www.spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/english/access/



SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART サントリー美術館 TOKYO MIDTOWN

 Ninnami Dohachi: An Observant and Brilliant Potter, December 20th (Sat.), 2014, to March 1st (Sun.), 2015
Celebrating Two Contemporary Geniuses: Jakuchu and Buson, Wednesday, March 18, to Sunday, May 10
Kenzan, Wednesday, May 27, to Monday, July 20
The Fujita Museum Collection: Treasures of East Asian Art, Wednesday, August 5, to Sunday, September 27
Kusumi Morikage, Saturday, October 10, to Sunday, November 29

Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese)
http://www.suntory.co.jp/sma/exhibition/index.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
http://www.suntory.com/sma/exhibit/2014_6/index.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (Tobikan) 東京都美術館

Neo-Impressionism, from Light to Color, January 24 (Sat) - March 29 (Sun), 2015
New-wave Artists 2015―From the Public Entry Exhibition, February 19 (Thu) – March 15 (Sun), 2015
TokyoWonderSite-NEXT @tobikan “The Escape of the Panther” (Young Artists's Works on the Ueno Area), February 19 (Thu) - March 7 (Sat), 2015
The British Museum Exhibiton: A History of the World in 100 Objects, April 18 (Sat) - June 28 (Sun), 2015

* Exhibition Schedule (in English) http://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/index.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.tobikan.jp/exhibition/index.html



TOKYO METROPOLITAN TEIEN ART MUSEUM 東京都庭園美術館

The 30th Anniversary of the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Fantaisie Merveilleuse: Classicism in French Art Deco, Saturday, January 17 - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/en/exhibition/schedule.html
Access: http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/en/visit/#access



TNM Honkan
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM 東京国立博物館

* Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan (Honkan Room T5 ), January 14, 2015 (Wed) -April 5, 2015 (Sun)
* The Great Tsunami of March 11,2011 and the Restoration of Cultural Properties (Honkan Room T2 & T4), January 14, 2015 (Wed) -March 15, 2015 (Sun)
特別展「3.11大津波と文化財の再生」、本館 特別2室・特別4室 2015年1月14日(水) 〜 2015年3月15日(日)
Indian Buddhist Art from Indian Museum, Kolkata (Hyokeikan), March 17, 2015 (Tue) -May 17, 2015 (Sun)
特別展「コルカタ・インド博物館所蔵 インドの仏 仏教美術の源流」、表慶館   2015年3月17日(火) 〜 2015年5月17日(日)

* Exhibition schedule (in English): http://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_exhibition/index.php?controller=ctg&cid=1



(Hiraki) UKIYO-e TOKYO 浮世絵美術館 (Formerly Riccar Museum)

 Closed, apparently permanently
It is now a travelling collection, see schedule for venues:
http://www.ukiyoe-tokyo.or.jp/index.html

「Life of Cats: Selections from the hiraki ukiyo-e collection」 Japan Society Gallery(New York) 3/13 - 6/7, 2015
にゃんとも猫だらけ」、2015年3月13日(金)〜 2015年6月7日(日)

* LaLaport TOYOSU: http://toyosu.lalaport.jp/en/index.shtml



YAMATANE MUSEUM 山種美術館

Kaleidoscope of Birds and Flowers: Flowers by Shunsō and Gyoshū, Birds by Seihō and Shokō, 11 Feb〜12 Apr, 2015
Special 140th Anniversary Exhibition: Uemura Shōen and Splendid Japanese Women Artists, 18 Apr〜21 Jun
130th Anniversary Exhibition: Maeda Seison and the Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Art Institute) (tentative), 27 Jun〜23 Aug
Autumn Colors: Natural Beauty in Japan ―From the Rimpa School to Okuda Gensō― (tentative), 1 Sep〜25 Oct
Special Exhibition: Murakami Kagaku and Kyoto Artists (tentative) (Featuring Nude by Murakami Kagaku, newly designated as an Important Cultural Property), 31 Oct〜23 Dec

* Exhibition Schedule (in Japanese) http://www.yamatane-museum.or.jp/exh_schedule.html
* Exhibition Schedule (in English)
httphttp://www.yamatane-museum.jp/english/index.html#menu4
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* Kansai Area Museums: "Kansai Area Museums" Archives


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auberginefleur at 08:31|PermalinkComments(0)Exhibitions in Japan 

March 30, 2015

Ueno Sakura and TNM Sakura in Full Bloom

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February 23, 2015

Mummified Priest Found Inside Buddhist Sculpture Identified as Liuquan

Drents Museum, Netherlands

The remains, based on documents found inside the sculpture, have been identified as the Chinese high-ranking monk Liuquan, who lived some 1100 years ago.

* Click the link below for more images of the CT scans (and the explanation in Japanese)


仏像をCTスキャンしたところ、1100年前に死亡した高僧のミイラが発見される : カラパイア http://karapaia.livedoor.biz/archives/52185454.html

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オランダの美術館に収蔵されていた、中国の11〜12世紀の仏像をCTスキャンと内視鏡によって調査したところ、LiuQuanとして知られる仏教の高僧のミイラが内部に収められていることが発見された。以前から仏像内に僧侶の遺物が収められていることは知られていたが、驚くべき発見である。ミイラの内臓は除去されており、文字の書かれた巻紙で覆われている。



CT Scan of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside
by Christopher Jobson on February 21, 2015
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/02/buddah-mummy/






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auberginefleur at 01:49|PermalinkComments(0)Exhibitions in Japan | Tsurezure Misc Notes

February 20, 2015

But all else works...

FB has connection problems all the time, but et tu twitter?

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February 08, 2015

Kimono Conundrums: Valentine’s Day 2015

I am totally stumped trying to think up a kimono ensemble on a Valentine's Day theme, based on what I have with me in the US.

Event: Kimono de Jack NY キモノでジャックny
Valentine's Day Jack on SUN, February 15, at 2PM
-2PM Meet in front of LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana, at 6th Ave & 55th St. Take a group photo.
- 3PM Have Sweet afternoon w/ delicious chocolates at La Maison de Chocolate at Madison Ave & 78th St. Take a group photo.
*12:00PM- Lunch at Cha-An (230 E. 9th St, 2nd Fl) CANCELLED



The last time I did an ensemble for Valentine’s Day was in 2009.

Valentine’s Day: What I Really Wore バレンタインデー着:結局の着付け
Valentine’s Day Kimono Conundrums バレンタインデー着付けのなやみ

I know I bought an adorable pink and red rose hassun obi a few years ago that I had planned to pair with a purple kimono, but never did, and in any case do not have it with me.



My first thought was this (below) Pink Ojiya Tsumugi (小千谷紬) Awase Kimono with one of these three obi:
1) I can do fun musubi with;
2) has roses which reminds me of Valentine's;
3) butterflies (kind of like hearts?)






Then I thought maybe this cotton stripe obi might be more fun, paired with the kimono above, but then I am not sure I have it with me.



Now I am thinking maybe I will just wear my Bingata Kimono with the Butterfly Obi, but not sure I am willing to wear this kimono on the NYC subway.






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February 07, 2015

Cherry Blossom Schedule Forecast in Japan 2015 桜開花スケジュール

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The private site Weathermap has the first cherry-blossom forecast up this year, but the most reliable sites are the official Japan Weather Association’s tenki.jp and the Japanese WeatherNews’s weathernews.jp. Both of the latter should be updating their sites soon.


Tokyo: 3/25日 (blossoms open), 4/2 (full bloom)
Osaka: 3/27 (blossoms open), 4/3 (full bloom)
Kyoto: 3/27 (blossoms open), 4/4 (full bloom)


Otherwise:
(Kyushu) Fukuoka: 3/22(blossoms open), 3/31 (full bloom)
Hiroshima: 3/27 (blossoms open), 4/3 (full bloom)
Niigata: 4/9 (blossoms open), 4/14 (full bloom)
Nagano: 4/12 (blossoms open), 4/16 (full bloom)
Sendai: 4/10 (blossoms open), 4/15 (full bloom)
(Hokkaido) Sapporo: undetermined (blossoms open), undetermined (full bloom)

The cherry blossoms should continue to bloom for five to six days after their peak (full bloom), depending on weather.



Several forecast maps will soon be available online so you can keep up with the moving cherry blossom front.

Cherry Blossom Flowering Date Maps:


http://weathernews.jp/sakura2007/
Weather News Map (Current State Live)
http://weathernews.jp/sakura/
* At WeatherNews site, click button "Sakura Simulator" for forecast by date. 



http://www.mapple.net/sp_sakura/

Mapple Net Map (Current State Live)
http://www.mapple.net/sp_sakura/
Run cursor over the area you are interested in.



tenki_dot_jp=sakura-expectation2012JWA Forecast Map (Forecast Prediction)
http://tenki.jp/sakura/expectation



http://www.e087.com/sakura/skaika/kaika2.html
Japan Weather Agency 気象庁の桜の開花予想
(Forecast Prediction)
http://www.hanazakura.jp/
sakura/skaika/kaika2.html
(Unfortunately ended as of 2009)
* See: http://hanazakura.jp/



http://flower.enjoytokyo.jp/sakura/tokyo.html

Enjoy Tokyo Blossom Viewing
http://flower.enjoytokyo.jp/sakura/index.html 



http://www.walkerplus.com/hanami/kanto/tokyo/
Walkerplus Famous Places in Tokyo
http://hanami.walkerplus.com/ 





Links:

* EnjoyTokyo Department Store Box Lunches for Blossom Viewing
デパ地下のお花見弁当

Tokyo Yokohama Information: Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots

Japan Guide: Popular Hanami Spots

All About: 江戸の名所で桜を愛でよう

* Japan Guide on Blossom Viewing in English
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2011.html

* See also Infoseek for more links (in Japanese):
http://senkuni.org/link/sakura/sakura_saku.html


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February 05, 2015

AF’s Kimono Calendar JANUARY 2015























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auberginefleur at 02:50|PermalinkComments(0)Kimono: My Collection Etc. | Kimono Winter (Awase)

February 04, 2015

Kawari Kai-no-kuchi Musubi Bow -- How to

半幅帯結び「変り貝の口結び」

This is one of the types of bows I wear most often. When I am wearing kimono around the neighborhood, or need to wear an easier obi, I use a hanhaba (half-width) obi and typically tie it in this style of bow.








Although I add an obiage sash and and obijime cord to keep everything tidy while I am active, the basic how-to-tie a Kawari kai-ni-kuchi bow is shown in the video below.








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「着物のつれづれ」 (日本語版)は

こちらーー> 着物のつれづれ 




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January 21, 2015

How to Look and Act Cute in Yukata


"Cute" moves in a summer kimono... 投稿者 royaltree1204

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5) How to walk (and run)
4) How to use a fan
3) How to pose for a photo
2) How to squat to scoop goldfish
1) How to stand to watch fireworks





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January 09, 2015

Utamaro's Contemporary Beauties in Summer Garments

歌麿の「夏衣裳当世美人」

I just love summer kimono!
And, I apparently am really fond of Utamaro's (and Toyokuni's) summer kimono.
So, in no particular order...


* Since I am posting only thumbnail images, and linking them to the original collection, I hope all will forgive me and just be appreciative of the free advertising

1 Utamaro_Matsuzakaya shi-ire no shibori muki BMFA

Suited to Shibori (Tie-Dye) Stocked by Matsuzakaya
Matsuzakaya shi-ire no shibori muki
松坂屋仕入のしぼり向キ

BMFA Collection



2 Utamaro_嶋屋仕入の染しま向キ

Suited to Dyed Stripes Stocked by Shimaya
Shimaya shi-ire no some-jima muki
嶋屋仕入の染しま向キ

BMFA



3 Utamaro_Izukura shi-ire no moyo muki

Suited to Patterns Stocked by Izugura
Izugura shi-ire no moyō muki
伊豆蔵仕入のもよう向キ 

BMFA




4 Utamaro_Daimaru shi-ire no chugata muki BMFA

Suited to Chūgata (Edo Komon) Stocked by Daimaru
Daimaru shi-ire no chūgata muki
大丸仕入中形向キ

BMFA




5 Utamaro_ 白木屋仕入れの乗布向

Suited to Jōfu (ramie fabric) Stocked by Shirokiya
Shirokiya shi-ire no jōfu muki
白木屋仕入れの乗布向キ

PD-Museum-of-Art
See also different version TNM

* Tokyu Department Store




6 Utamaro_荒木仕入の織嶋向キ

Suited to Woven Stripes Stocked by Araki
Araki shi-ire no ori-shima muki
荒木仕入の織嶋向キ

BMFA




7 Utamaro_Echigoya shi-ire no chijimi muki BMFA

Suited to Chijimi Stocked by Echigoya
Echigoya shi-ire no chijimi muki
越後屋仕入のちぢみ向キ

BMFA
Harvard has a copy too

* Mitsukoshi Department Store




8 Utamaro_夏衣装当世美人_亀屋_TNM-ed

Suited to Ōgata (Yukata) Stocked by Kameya
Kameya shi-ire ōgata muki
亀屋仕入の大形向キ

TNM




9 Utamaro_夏衣裳当世美人_舛屋仕入のかが紋向キ_TNM-ed

Suited to Kaga Patterns Stocked by Masuya
Masuya shi-ire no Kaga-mon muki
舛屋仕入のかが紋向キ

TNM






Suited to French Check Patterns Stocked by Kururi
Kururi shi-ire no frenchi chekku muki
くるり仕入のフレンチチェック向キ


* There must be a tenth one to this series, but I can't find it. If you can, let me know on FB.
(Too much spam on livedoor, so I turned off the comments here.)






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