Thursday, March 01, 2007

Ichimame's Blog: English Updates (^-^)/

Hanakanzashi (Flowered Hair Ornaments): February
February 17, 2007

This month is the Plum hanakanzashi. Maiko with the wareshinobu hairstyle wear a hanakanzashi with many small plum blossoms. (The wareshinobu is worn by younger, lower ranking maiko).


The ofuku hairstyle's hanakanzashi (the hairstlye that [Ichimame is] currently wearing) consists of large plum blossoms. As for me, this plum hanakanzashi is one of my favorites. My hair has been styled in the ofuku style since last autumn, so I am looking forward to wearing many different kinds of hanakanzashi from now on.

The Day Before the Plum Blossom Festival

February 24, 2007

Tomorrow is the Plum Blossom Festival at Tenjin-san (Kitano Tenmangu Shrine). We will have an open-air tea ceremony. It`s a bit chilly, I think, but plum blossoms and a sweet fragrance hang in the air, so please do me the pleasure of coming to see!

The Plum Blossom Festival

February 27, 2007

There are always a lot of people at Tenjin-san (Kitano Tenmangu shrine) in the day, but this Plum Blossom Festival really drew quite a crowd.

Here is a picture from the Plum Blossom Festival.

The people who do us the pleasure of coming every year said "It's good that this year is warm, isin't it?" I hope next year is warm, too.

Tenjin-san's (Kitano Tenmango Shrine's) plum blossoms are this much in bloom.


songbird516 said...

Thanks so much for these English updates and the beautiful pictures! Now I'd like to make plum blossom kanzashi, but the month is over. I was just reading some of the English translations of this blog and hoping that there were more current ones, then I happened here. thanks again :)

Sera said...

I'm a fool for kanzashi! It's so beautiful!

Brittney said...

I love her hair ornaments! I saw them on meiko when I was looking on other websites. I liked them when I first saw them. They are so cute.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mboogiedown,

Thank you for the Info and pictures. Do you happen to have the URL of Ichimames blog. Somehow I seem unable to find it.

Thank you and have a good time in Japan