Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Japanese Joy (I won a surprise package!)

At Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden there is a very special exhibition about the Geisha culture in Kyoto (these Geisha's in Kyoto are called Geiko's).
There was so much to see I had to go twice (luckily I have a Museum card that gives free entrance to a lot of Dutch museums.)
The Geisha exhibit is only on till Monday May 25th, so if you are in the neighbourhood do go and visit!

Last week there was a contest on the Facebook page of the museum and I won a surprise package!



The package contained 2 fans, a pair of miniature geta (shoes), a gorgeous calender with vintage Japanese photo's and a 'Noren': a decorative curtain to keep out sun and dust. The envelope with the lady turned out to contain the cutest little gift bags.
Lucky me :-) 

Here is a photo impression of the Museum Volkenkunde.



Two more Japan related tips for the coming week:
Sunday 24th May: Japanmarkt, Leiden
and
until Sunday 31st May: Zijden Pracht in Sieboldhuis (Silk Kimono's from the Kubota Collection)

It's all very inspiring as I am still working on adding my own kind of Furoshiki collection to my AllFairness shop on Etsy.

What''s your favourite part of Japanese culture: is it the food, the fabric, the spiritual side, or something else?
I'd love to hear in the comments (also if there is a special kind of food or tea that you think I SHOULD try)!

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