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By Higashiyama-ku

I strolled the narrow streets and lanes by Kyoto’s Higashiyama Mountains amongst the crowd, surprised by the number of people, both men and women, in traditional dress. Continue reading By Higashiyama-ku

A museum of kimonos

Because this museum was within easy walking distance from Kyoto’s Nishiki Market, I headed for the quiet street to a wooden house. At first I thought the museum was closed because the slatted gate was shut and all was quiet. But inside, I discovered customers deeply interested in what appeared to be the purchase of a kimono. Continue reading A museum of kimonos