Ama no gawa (the Milky way)
This wagashi celebrates Tanabata, the Stars Festival. 
The lovers Orihime (Vega) et Hiko-boshi (Altair), separated all year long by the heavenly river, are finally reunited on the 7th night of the 7th month. Prepare your wishes!
  This wagashi depicts an evening sky dotted with tiny stars (sesame seeds), crossed by the milky river of light. 
[translation by Kodanuki no Jiji]

Ama no gawa (the Milky way)

This wagashi celebrates Tanabata, the Stars Festival.

The lovers Orihime (Vega) et Hiko-boshi (Altair), separated all year long by the heavenly river, are finally reunited on the 7th night of the 7th month. Prepare your wishes!

This wagashi depicts an evening sky dotted with tiny stars (sesame seeds), crossed by the milky river of light.

[translation by Kodanuki no Jiji]

Anonymous asked:

please do not wear kimonos if you are white. kimonos have cultural and spiritual significance in japan for actually japanese people.

jupiterisms:

I appreciate that you are looking out for people who appropriate Japanese culture. I too try to make sure that people who want to wear kimono are educated about their significance and proper wear.

I knew this would be a risk when I wanted to share my passion for kimono and Japanese culture, but I treat every garment I have with respect and with the same respect I see kimono given by Japanese themselves in magazines and everyday candid photos. Dressing in kimono is my job and I am continuously learning in order to maintain and grow my skills. 

I think you should turn your gaze to other “kimono” posts on tumblr where girls are wearing tunic tops or shawls and calling them kimono when they aren’t.

I think you should concentrate on educating others through sharing the culture instead of anonymously telling people that the color of their skin means they can’t participate in a fashion and way of life that is dying in it’s country of origin. The more we educate together, the more people we have that will be passionate about keeping kimono alive.

"Cultural and spiritual significance" is such a strange argument :( As a French, should I get offended by all the Japanese lolitas wearing barocco and Marie-Antoinette inspired gowns and corsets? Tbh, I kinda like seeing other nationalities getting interested in my culture (event poorly and from afar)