Sunday, July 27, 2014

Yukata 'Summer kimono' and Fireworks;

(posted; Japanese culture page)
  July 21st is "Marine Day" in Japan. Firework Festival is close to this day. 
Yukata is worn mainly at the traditional summer events like fireworks and bon dance festivals. Especially we can see children and young couple wear them. Here are the pictures of display of them at the department store. 
I reminisce my mother used to wear kimono frequently and loved to see her wear them by herself elegantly. Not many people wear this traditional clothes nowadays.



Fireworks in my city, was held last night and it became an annual event for both of us to go:-)  Always gives me a moment of feeling of free from mundane affairs. My husband took pictures for me to post. Although I know these pictures won't express the dynamic feeling much, I wish to let you know the event. I wonder if your area have fireworks event like we have in many places during the summer. 



We saw the fireworks from the harbor of the industrial company.
Linking this post to Our World Tuesday;
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19 comments:

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very beautiful firework photos. Thanks for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful fireworks shots! thank you to your husband! i love the kimonos. i hope this beautiful aspect of your culture is continued. :)

Ela said...

Wonderful creations! I love clothes with floral patterns !
Fireworks look fantastic !
Have a great Sunday :)

Breathtaking said...

Hello Miyako!:) The Kimonos are a beautiful tradition. I also have a Kimono, bought whilst I was on holiday in Japan, and I love to wear it as a robe.We also have fireworks on certain Saints days, they always make impressive displays, as your husbands excellent photos show.
Sending Hugs your way.

Michiko Johnson said...

Hi Miyako san!
Yahari Japanise Yukata wa Kiraidesune Watashimo Atui Summer time was yahari daisuki-desita.
Otosanto tanoshiku osugashi kudasai mase Miyako San!
Michiko

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, the kiminos are beautiful. The Summer kimino and the fireworks festival are wonderful traditions.. Your husband took beautiful photos of the fireworks. They all look so pretty. Lovely post, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. Those Yukata are all so pretty! Though we don't wear Yukata so much regularly, I think it will stay for special occasions. I also love wearing them in hotel when visiting Japan.
The firework photos are fantastic! I once tried to take photos of fireworks, but all came out blurry. Your husband's photos show the beauty of fireworks so clearly! Must have been really lovely summer night :-)

Have a great new week, Miyako san xoxo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
When we went home a day earlier in 2007 (8 of us) it was also shortly before Marine Day, I remember and it is a very important Japanese holiday, involving the family.
Lovely photos and you make me think of my kimono with these photos. Sad that the tradition seems to be fading...
Hugs,
Mariette

Fun60 said...

Such excellent firework photos.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Miyako, the kimonos are so beautiful!! I love them!! And the fireworks are fantastic! What a delightful post for the day!! Thank you so much for sharing with us today!! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

The Kimonos are So pretty. What a pity they are not worn very often now.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous kimonas and fireworks photography is excellent ~ Wonderful post Miyako ~for OWT ~ thanks, xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

EG CameraGirl said...

The fabrics are so beautiful!

Photo Cache said...

the kimonos are so beautiful. i want to touch the fabric.

Andrea Priebe said...

It is sad to se traditions fall by the wayside ... The Kimono is so beautiful and I think perfect for special occasions. We do have fireworks here for many reasons but mainly for our Independence Day celebrations. Your pictures are all lovely and your husband did a wonderful job capturing the fireworks ... we can imagin the dynamic feeling as we look through them. Thank you, Orchid, for this beautiful post.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Jane said...

beautiful firework pictures. and i think yukatas are very pretty. i took japanese in college and remember i got a chance to wear one during culture day :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The kimonos are so lovely. I'm sure they are hard to wear and we are all so much more casual today. But hard to see traditions die out. I think your country does better than most at keeping them alive.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The kimonos are so lovely. I'm sure they are hard to wear and we are all so much more casual today. But hard to see traditions die out. I think your country does better than most at keeping them alive.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The kimonos are so lovely. I'm sure they are hard to wear and we are all so much more casual today. But hard to see traditions die out. I think your country does better than most at keeping them alive.