Kogikuya Diary

My fairly ordinary life with Kimono. Thank you for your kind patience with my poor English and hope you enjoy.

Kimono Event information

Do you know any good places to find your favorite Kimonos?Here's the right place for all Kimono lovers!!Kimono flea market!May 1, 2016From 10:30 am to 5:30 pmAt Ai-Jitsu kaikan hall in Hommachi, Osaka cityPlease check their official Facebo…

Daily meal to cheer you up!

First and foremost, I'd like to express my sincere sympathy to the people affected by this disaster in Kyushu. 日本語はこちら⇨ご飯で元気に! - こぎくや便りMy husband and I have visited Oita and Kumamoto on a motorcycle ride about 10 years …

Best wishes to all freshmen

Hey guys!It's been so long since the last post...Thanks for coming back here.日本語はこちら幸せな季節 - こぎくや便りI'm glad there're many inquiries about dressing service for ceremonies of graduation and entrance, and fortunately did some…

Announcement*Start new classes at Kimono shop in Kohama

It's getting a little cooler and more confortable here in Osaka. That means now is the good time to start learning how to wear Kimonos! And here is the exactly right information for you who wants to learn it! We start new classes at a very…

Big day in my life. I can never thank you enough!

It was really a big day for me. On August 30th, Summer recital of Kamigata-Mai (Japanese traditional dance) produced by Great Master YAMAMURA Wakasaki was held and successfully over. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I made a debut as a d…

Bon dance for a change!

We sometimes need to take a break while concentrating in something. For me, Bon dance is a just right rest. I know too much rest may prevent my usual practice, and so, narrow down the target to a few Bon dance parties to join. This is the …

It's August 22nd already!

Guess what?It's already August 22nd today!That means there's only 8 days left till my first stage. Or, I should say, there are 8 more days left for me.I will make the debut as a Japanese traditional dancer on August 30th.Date and Hour Augu…

Visiting Koyasan on Bon holiday

日本語はこちら/For Japanese ☞★ Bon is one of Japanese Buddhist custom as I mentioned in this article☞★. Many Japanese companies close for summer vacation during Bon period (around Aug. 13 to Aug. 16), and it's sometimes called "Bon Yasumi(…

Year of Reunion

I'm wondering this year might be one of the highlights of my life. My dreams to see good old friends have came true one after another.24 years ago, I was in a small town called Cheney, in Washington, USA. Got a scholarship from Rotary Foun…

Let's dance!

My time has come!It's time to enjoy Bon dance now.Bon is Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral fam…

Rehearsal and Event anouncement

It's already a week ago, on August 3rd, I visited Great Master YAMAMURA Wakasaki's studio in Higashi-Osaka to take a special lesson from her, the teacher of my teacher. Master Wakasaki is a very famous teacher and have so many disciples ar…

Dance recital in Osaka

One week after our recital in Tokyo, we have another recital in Osaka on August 1st. Here in Osaka, recital was held at a saloon of Misono, a very famous banquet facility in Japanese style in Minami(southern part of downtown Osaka). Misono…

Dance recital in Tokyo

On July 25th, our dance recital was held at the saloon of Shimakin, a traditional eal cuisine restaurant in Kagurazaka, Tokyo. This is not "the fairy ordinary" thing, but our annual event, I'd like to you enjoy the photos and how it was. F…

Dressing service for Summer Festival

Do you know that Osaka's biggest summer festival and Fireworks display are coming soon? July 31, 2015 Fri. Sumiyoshi-taisha's Summer festival for purification. Aug. 8, 2015 Sat. Naniwa-Yodogawa Fireworks display in 2015 Kogiku will give yo…

About myself

Thank you for visiting this page. Let me begin this blog by introducing myself. I'm Kogiku, teaching how to wear Kimono in Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka. I have been learning Japanese traditional dance, Kamigata-Mai (Kamigata means Osaka and Kyoto, …