News Letter

News Letter

Thursday, July 20, 2006

No 126

Dear Customers & Friends
Hello from Japan! This is Kimono Flea Market ICHIROYA's News Letter No126.Tomorrow is Coming-of-Age Day, and our elder daughter Shoko is going to attend the ceremony wearing a furisode. In Japan city government hosts Coming-of-Age Day celebration at a hall, and invites young people who came of age(20 yearsold) in that year. Both I and Yuka didn't attend the celebrations when we became adults, but recently we feel more young people attend the celebration than before. We hear that some urban city governments have to limit the attendances because of the capacity of the hall. It is very curious phenomenon because the figures of children is dramatically decreasing, and many schools and universities are in struggles to survive. At the same time, recently attendances in some cities' celebration mess around, and it become social issues. Also this year we think there will be some mess in some of the ceremony, we guess and there will be some newson TV programs.When we were young ( about 25 years ago), of course we had disaffectedness against adults and society, but we only absented the governmental ceremonies. We can understand today's young people may have more aggressive feelings. As symbolized by astronomical government debt, adults are thought to be bringing down the minus asset. But why they attend the ceremonies governments arrange, and break the ceremonies?Recently I am thinking it is because they want to hold more attention and hope adult do something more for them. I feel this recognition well explain this affair.But, gentleman! Don't worry too much! Prime minister Koizumi is changing the irresponsible structures of Japan. Only a year ago hopeless mood covered all over Japan, and we felt we might have catastrophe to slash away all sorts of vested interests. Everything are changing now.We also promise to try hard to do something good to next generations!
Be that as it may, in my family there were some battles about the ceremony. As we wrote in the previous news letters, we made her furisode and obi in time at the 11th hour. ( It is really a beautiful red one, with Kaga style dyed pattern! We will show the photos in future. ) We also need some more accessories, hair accessory, zori, bag and so on. Shoko tried to wear the furisode roughly, and delighted at a night of year's end, but it is all. She is very busy with university classes, intern at software company and home tutor job. Every day she leaves home very early morning ( about 6 a.m.) and came back late ( about 11 p.m.). We are proud that she is so eager to learn many things, but problem is she doesn't do anything except she is interested in. After that night she seems not to interested in wearing furisode, Yuka must arrange everything. Naturally, are girls eager to select their furisode and arrange accessories by themselves? I heard quarrels several times about it in my bed(futon) - although I pretended to keep sleeping. And today Shoko had to go to the parlor with bringing furisode and all accessories ( to be checked by staff ), but we can't believe she forgot to go ! And the day before that day, who else forget the important appointment with the parlor?
Yuka and Shoko will go to bed early tonight. Tomorrow morning, they will wake up at 3 a.m. in the morning, and go to a beauty parlor near our home with furisode set. Appointment time is 4 a.m.! On this day almost all 20 years old women rush to the parlors, so both have to wake up very early. They dress her furisode, and do her hair. It is little bit funny Shoko must dress up from very early in the morning, and sit and wait for long time until the ceremony time. Before the ceremony ( and our office open ) , we are going to meet at our office and take some pictures of her.
At the hall of the ceremony alumna of junior high school will gather, and she is looking forward to meeting them with dressing up. We hope her furisode style will be outstanding among them, because her family is a kimono seller.
Today we will list haori, obi, gold threads and some antique items. We are very happy if you could check them. About the new server and sites, works of our software company little bit delays. Until the middle of the January we will start them. Thank you very much for inconvenience espcially the delay in response of our server.
We wish you a wonderful weekend and a nice new week.domo arigato gozaimasuIchiro & Yuka WadaKimono Flea Market "ICHIROYA"
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