• 「FKI展 & ルミロック」Year end kimono fun

    「FKI展 & ルミロック」Year end kimono fun
    Time seems to fly faster and faster these weeks. It’s December and suddenly I feel overwhelmed with work – but that’s a great thing after having a little too silent past months. Colder weather and the years final month calls for kimono events and the popular “忘年会” Year-end parties! So I found myself running around between 4 appointments yesterday. One was the FKI展 –...
  • Oiran Parade in Tokyo 2016 / 花魁道中

    Oiran Parade in Tokyo 2016 / 花魁道中
    Last weekend I headed to Asakusa to see the Oiran Parade (花魁道中 oiran douchuu) which I was waiting for so long after missing the last one. An Oiran (花魁) was a courtesan (aka. prostitute) back in the days. Especially the highest ranked Oiran, called Tayuu (太夫) were not only offering physical love but actually were talented entertainers and artists. Tayuu were something like Superstars...
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