#CIJRoadTrip- Japan: Ōtsu

Contributor post by Megha of byTheArtBug

Let’s travel to Japan:  Ōtsu with Yukiko Tanaka from KimonoPonchoCom

1. What city do you live in? What makes it special?
My name is Yukiko Tanaka , from Japan .
I’m living in Ōtsu . Ōtsu is very near Kyoto .
Ōtsu is located in Shiga Prefecture . Shiga is famous for Lake Biwa . Lake Biwa is the biggest lake in Japan .

Ōtsu - Japan

Ōtsu – Japan

Ōtsu - Japan

Ōtsu – Japan

Saikyoji Temple - Ōtsu - Japan

Saikyoji Temple – Ōtsu – Japan

2. What are several places everyone visiting your country should see?
Kyoto is the best place to sightseeing . Kyoto was the capital of Japan from 1200 years ago to 400 years ago . There are many beautiful traditional old temples , shrines , houses and gardens in Kyoto . My recommendation is Kurama Temple .

Kiyomizu Temple - Kyoto - Japan

Kiyomizu Temple – Kyoto – Japan

Kurama Temple - Kyoto - Japan

Kurama Temple – Kyoto – Japan

Gion Matsuri Festival - Kyoto - Japan

Gion Matsuri Festival – Kyoto – Japan

Nara is also very old town . Many temples and shrines there .
Izumo City is famous for Izumo Shrine . Izumo Shrine is one the oldest Shrines in Japan . Majestic !

Kasuga Taisha Shrine - Nara - Japan

Kasuga Taisha Shrine – Nara – Japan

Izumo Taisha Shrine - Izumo City - Japan

Izumo Taisha Shrine – Izumo City – Japan

3. How have the customs, traditions, geography, nature etc. inspired the items you create?
Kimono is beautiful . No doubt . Beauty exists in kimono . If you wear a kimono, you will be fascinated by it .
However , wearing kimono is very difficult . So , I created kimono poncho .
Kimono poncho is made of kimono fabrics . You can easily wear it .

Kimono Poncho From KimonoPonchoCom

Kimono Poncho From KimonoPonchoCom

Kimono Poncho From KimonoPonchoCom

Kimono Poncho From KimonoPonchoCom

Kimono Poncho From KimonoPonchoCom

Kimono Poncho From KimonoPonchoCom

4. What are you doing this fall to drive your business in your community? Are you doing a festival or show? How do you reach out to your community?
I will attend ” Kimono de Jack ” meetup event this fall . ” Kimono de Jack ” is meetup event by kimono lovers .
www.facebook.com/kimonojack
There are several Kimono de Jack groups in the world now .
www.facebook.com/kdj.international
I attended a Kimono de Jack meetup in the Netherlands last month . It was so fun !!

Kids Yukata Poncho And Shorts Set  From KimonoPonchoCom

Kids Yukata Poncho And Shorts Set From KimonoPonchoCom

Yukata Poncho And Short Pants Set  From KimonoPonchoCom

Yukata Poncho And Short Pants Set From KimonoPonchoCom

Silk Indigo Blue Kimono Poncho From KimonoPonchoCom

Silk Indigo Blue Kimono Poncho From KimonoPonchoCom

5. What are your social media sites?
Facebook : www.facebook.com/kimonoponcho
Tumblr : kimonoponcho.tumblr.com/
Pinterest : www.pinterest.com/kimonoponcho/
Twitter : twitter.com/okinusan
Instagram : instagram.com/kimonoponchocom

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