Nebuta [ねぶた]

2017/08/04 02:39
Nebuta[ねぶた] are summer events held in eastern Japan, mainly in Aomori Prefecture. Nebuta also refers to lanterns used in the event. Nebuta is made of paper pasted on frames of wood or bamboo. Nebuta Kingyo-nebuta[金魚(きんぎょ)ねぶた](..

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Koi-nobori [鯉のぼり(こいのぼり)]

2017/05/05 05:21
If you visit in Japan in May, you may see carps swimming in the sky. Of course it is not real carp(Carp is "Koi[鯉(こい)]" in Japanese.). Its body is made of cloth and it is called Koi-nobori[鯉のぼり(こいのぼり)]. Koi-nobori at Ichinoe Nanus..

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Hina-ningyō [雛人形(ひなにんぎょう)]

2017/03/03 05:12
Hina-ningyō[雛人形(ひなにんぎょう)] is a set of dolls decorated on Hina-matsuri[雛祭り(ひなまつり)](That is an event for girls held on March 3 which is one of the turning point of season, Jyōshi[上巳(じょうし)].). Hina-ningyō is decorated for praying girl's h..

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Neko-chigura [猫(ねこ)ちぐら]

2017/02/22 22:43
Neko-chigura or Neko-tsugura[猫(ねこ)ちぐら or 猫つぐら] is a cat bed made of rice straws("Neko" means "cat" in Japanese.). That has a dome shape and is hand-made by weaving straws. Neko-chigura That is a folk craft of Niigata and Nagano Pr..

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Edo-kiriko [江戸切子(えどきりこ)]

2016/11/03 23:55
Edo-kiriko[江戸切子(えどきりこ)] is a kind of cut glasses and representative traditional craft in Tokyo. Kiriko means "cut glass". In 1985, Edo-kiriko was designated as a Traditional Craft Industry of Tokyo and in 2002, that was designated as a Na..

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