Olivia at ISETAN! / 100 pins to Japan!
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Olivia is now at the emblematic Isetan Shinjuku branch and we celebrate it with a board dedicated to my favourite place in the world.
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"Tomesode and obi - the nape of a woman's neck is considered very sensual and beautiful in the Japanese culture. Kimonos are designed to draw attention to the neck with upswept hair. Noted for costume design.

vintage matchbox label: matchbox label from Japan, circa 1910

vintage matchbox label: matchbox label from Japan, circa 1910 (fish on stick)

Japanese bride #kimono #Japan #wedding

Japanese bride - traditional Shinto wedding kimono, the hood is worn before and during the ceremony and than removed to reveal the headband and traditional hairstyle and ornaments

Kyoto, Japan

Kimonos are handmade, and geisha usually get kimonos designed just for them. Kimono prints and fabrics change with the seasons, but they are always made of silk. Geisha also spend about two hours just doing their makeup, hair, and putting on the kimono!

JR Kyushu limited express train Yufuin no Mori (Forest of Yufuin) runs from Hakata to Yufuin, Japan.

春通過^^ by nyao (ID:2464263)- 写真共有サイト

JR Kyushu limited express train Yufuin no Mori (Forest of Yufuin) runs from Hakata to Yufuin, Japan. Photography by Nyao on photohito

Nagashi somen, flowing noodles | Amidaga Falls, Gifu, Japan 流しそうめん

Nagashi somen, or flowing noodles, is an exciting summer time dining experience where bundles of noodles are sent down a bamboo trough filled with ice cold water. As the noodles flow by you catch them with your chopsticks and place them in your bowl of br

Tokoname Manekineko-dori, Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, Japan

Tokoname Manekineko-dori, Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, Japan (Shingeki no Kitty)

A woman of the Samurai class.

Either a woman of the Samurai class or a Geisha/Geijo who performed the Katana Odori, or sword dance. I prefer to think the former, just because of that amazing, warrior look on her face.a 'kick ass Geisha' :-)

My Neighbor Totoro - Tonari no Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It's TOTORO!

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