News Letter

News Letter

Friday, July 21, 2006

No 148

Dear Customers & Friends
Hello from Japan! This is Kimono Flea Market ICHIROYA's News Letter No.148.Thank you very much for many reply to our previous mail news. We havemade some customers' recommend pages. Did you check their advices aboutour items? Each presenters' selection and advices are very informative andfun. I strongly wish if I could write descripions as they do. Somecustomers are longer time fan(of fukusa, natural ai and thers) than us!We hope you also enjoy their pages.
Here in Osaka, 'tsuyu'(rainy season) began a few days ago. It is veryhot and humid, and cloudy or rainy days continue. A few days ago, I wentfishing to the river in the mountain after a long interval. Rain anddrizzle never stopped, and got wet and no fish. When no fish was caught,we say `bozu`-- it means bald head!
This morning, I noticed a baby swallow lied upside down on the ground.At the ground floor near the elavator, swallows come and have babiesevery year(last year the nest was on the second floor, and also thisyear, four babies were born, this time on the first floor and we weredelighted to see them growing in the nest. They grew up very fast, andsmall nest became so full as they grew up. The baby on the ground seemedto have fallen from the nest, might be pushed out by her sisters orbrothers. I picked her up carefully, and looked closely her body. On myhand she sit up, and became better. I went to our office ( on the thirdfloor) and brought our footstool with her on my hand. At last she stoodon my finger, and looked fine. Calmly I appoached and streched my arm,and put her back to her nest. She dropped in the nest, and only her tailcould be seen from outside.I was worried whether she was fine or not. After an hour later, I found four babies's heads and chests lined in thenest's hem. She had to be fine! However, her body is the smallest among her sisters and brothers, and Iam very worried she can survive aginst tough battle for existence.We hope she will leave the nest safely, and can go back to warm placesin the autumn.
I didn't see yet, but in many places 'ajisai'(hydrangea) must be fullbloom now. Hydrangea is the most impressive flowers in this season. WhenI was a boy, more people grew hydrangea in their garden, and earlysummer expression of my boyhood are always colored by hydrangea's vividcolors.
I am very sorry that there is not special news in the letter. It must bebecause this begining of hot and humid days. Today is Sunday but Hisami went to one of the antique auction. Tomorrow we will list some kimono, furisode, hikizuri, nagoya obi,antique items and so on. We also list some interesting stage costumes.If you like interesting woodblock and stoneblock print books, pleasecheck Ichiroya antique too! There will be charming new arrivals.
We hope you could check them and find your favorite!
Thank you again!

Ichiro & Yuka WadaKimono Flea Market "ICHIROYA"
e-mail: info@ichiroya.comaddress: Asia-shoji Bldg.301 1841-1 Nishi 1 chome Wakamatsu cho Tondabayashi city Osaka 584-0025 JAPANTEL&FAX ****( international number ) - 81-721-23-5446


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