How to put on a Mori-chan style Tsuke Obi

Black and Rose Yukata

Obi are the traditional decorative belt worn with kimono and yukata. They also are used to spruce up modern wardrobe items like dresses and even t-shirts. Formal obi can be over 450 cm (14 2/3 feet long) and often require assistance in tying. Tsuke obi are modern obi which are made of more than one piece, and most are so easy small children can put them on with little or no help.
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Daikin Festival

Daikin Festival 2015

The other major Japanese festival I attend every year is the Daikin festival, sponsored by Daikin Industries. Held every year on the Friday before memorial at the Decatur, Al fairgrounds, the festival is inspired by Obon festivals in Japan. Dancing, games, free food, and hot air balloon rides make it lots of fun!
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Saint Patrick’s Four Leaf Clovers

Saint Patrick‘s day is synonymous with Irish anything, the humble shamrock, and the color green. No idea what the official story on that last one (unless it’s a reference to the Great Potato Famine and mold, which would admittedly be more than a bit mean). I’m going to go with Ireland’s renowned natural beauty and abundance of plant life myself. I like plants^^
Four leaf clover kanzashi

This tutorial on how to make a four leafed clover kanzashi will help you cover two of the three. You can whip one up in less than an hour, so get those soon to be crafty fingers going! These guys are also pre-made in my shop^^
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HinaMatsuri

Today was hina matsuri/girl’s day; a special Japanese festival just for girls (and women too^^). It is also known as momo-no-sekku, which means peach festival, because this is when Japanese peaches begin to bloom. Girls all over Japan set out their hina ningyo (festival dolls) several days or weeks before the actual day. When the festival day arrives many snacks are served, and prayers are said for the girl’s growth and happiness.

Hina Bunniess
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