kimono in the snow

Blanket of snow covers Tokyo - Japanese women in kimonos walk during heavy snowfall as they attend a ceremony celebrating Coming of Age Day, Jan. Youths across Japan are honoured with special coming-of-age ceremonies when they reach the age of

kimika sakkou

Maiko Kimika during her sakkou period - when a maiko is in the last stages before becoming a geiko or geisha. May Photography by watanabe san.

Japanese traditional theater, Kabuki 歌舞伎

Kabuki is a classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theater is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers. Kabuki is a perfect example of an extraordinary Asian Theatre Performer.

一日一菓 木村宗慎

Japanese sweets on clamshell with decoration, designed by Mikiko HAYASHI