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The folk stories and Oji Inari Shrine


Oji Inari Shrine

The unique festival ‘The Fox Parade’ was held on 31, 2015 in Oji.
We joined the annual New Year’s Eve event and celebrated the New Year.

We gave “Kitsune-Girei” to Oji Inari-shrine with children called La-Fox (Byakko-shu).  (The “Girei” means a festival rite.)
Inari shrine is dedicated to a god who looks after the grain. Most notable are foxes in Inari shrine.

Hiroshige Oji Fox

There are folk stories and beliefs that every new year’s eve, many foxes gathered from the eastern part of Japan and visited to pray Oji Inari shrine which is the head shrine of Inari in Tohoku and Kanto area.
The story was actually drawn by Utagawa Hiroshige in 1857.
(The picture on the left)



We walked in a lantern parade and waited for the foxes from the eastern countries.

The foxes from Togoku 33 countries (the eastern part of Japan) arrived and moved forward slowly.
It was just like the traditions and Hiroshige’s picture.

You can join this lantern parade if you put fox make up or a mask and dress up Kimono.
Everyone, from child to adult,  enjoyed this festival.


There are another traditional and famous festival in Oji. It is the first Horse Day Festival at Oji Inari shrine in February.
We, Kimono Dreamers, will also join the festival and dedicate our dance to gods in the shrine.

The festival is coming up this weekend 6th February!
Come to see us if you have a chance!

Mass-Trans Innovation Japan 2015


Mass-Trans Innovation Japan 2015On November 11th to 13th. We took part in the Mass-Trans Innovation Japan 2015 as a receptionist in Makuhari Messe.

We joined a variety of enterprises and introduced their products to the visitors.

Mass-Trans Innovation Japan 2015  in Makuhari Messe

We were very outstanding while many people in business attire come and go.

Some people asked why we wore kimono as they passed. Another people asked for photo with us. We were very grateful for the visitor’s response.

Mass-Trans Innovation Japan

The company intended to impress customers by kimono receptionist. Many people became interested in that booth. Some staff said that this also lead to an image improvement of the company.

We differentiate ourselves by offering services in Kimono. It was well – received.  We would be very happy if there is anything we could help with.

at the reception

We will continue to devote ourselves to the heart of hospitality.

Thank you very much for this opportunity!


A “Kitsune-no Yu-suzumi” report



with Byakko-shu in Oji-inari

“Kitsune no Yu-suzumi” event took place in Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo.
“Byakko-syu” invited us to join  the event and we participated in that for the first time.

It was rainy unfortunately and the weather turned got worse than weather forecast, but we kept going through the street around the Oji-station: from Asuka-yama to Oji Inari-shrine.

We gave “Kitsune-Girei” to Oji Inari-shrine with the aim of the event. The “Girei” was like a march but not like soldiers’ steps, very quiet, less actions, and slowly. We chose the theme of the “Kitsune-Girei” from an anecdote, “The Fox Marriage”. You might be able to find the bride in the picture.

Besides the solemn procession, “Byakko-syu” never stopped the dance to bounce up and down with light steps. “Byakko-syu” was organized people who have a strong will to take over the belief in “Oinarisan”. Many elementary kids are active in that.

On the Asuka-yama stage, the performance began from “The dance of foxes”
Kitsune Odori in Asukayama

and “kitsune-girei”,Susumi-Girei in Asukayama

also “The Mother and The Daughter Fox”, Japanese dance, performance introduced with Makoto and Tsuge’s song and play.
Japanese Dance in Asukayama

We gave the “Kitsune Susumi-Girei” at the Oji Inari-shrine in the rain finally!!!
Oji Inari "Hono"

“The Mother and….” played again in front of the cafe. The pedestrians stopped walking and watched the play in the rain.
Street Live


We really appreciate to the people involve the event and thank again for the invitation to the festival in Feb 6th, Oji Inari-Shrine. We are going to see you again on the day.

現Utsutsu Party vol.1 ~shopping zone~



We had a shopping zone beside the stage. Five unique artists and a kimono shop joined our party.
Now, we introduce each artist and their works!
Original handmade accessories ‘GspLee

GspLee物販 出展者 GspLee様

Masumi’s cotton pearl handmade accessories

コットンパールアクセサリー物販 尾上様

Artist Mrs. Hiro Maderna

オリジナルうちわ物販 マデルナ様

Mizuki’s Tsumami-zaiku accessories ‘Fourseasons’


Karin’s Asian knot accessories


The popular and casual recycle kimono shop ‘Fuku-Fuku 福服’

物販 福服様
(She was selling kimonos in miko costume)
Many guests enjoyed shopping and talking with each artist
We want to continue collaboration with artists and shops.

Thank you for your corporation.


(All photos by Mr.Fukahori)



現Utsutsu Party vol.1 ~Samurai Club~



The party really came alive after the dancing stage by Kimono Dreamers.
The next program was Samurai club’s performance!
We study the movement and way of thinking of samurai. We are learning the wisdom of ancient Japanese people.

The representative of the Saumrai club, Mr. Yasunari Kondo, teaches how to use swords and movements used in fight scenes.
The members gave a demonstration of their swords performance.


They performed the basic movement called ‘永字八法Eiji-happo’ on the stage.


Women members wore men’s hakama to give the sword performance. It is really cool, isn’t it?


Samurai Club Lesson Schedule:
June 13th, 2015 19:30~
August 2nd, 2015 14:00~

If you are interested in the Samurai Club, please do not hesitate to contact us through this mail form.


(All photos by Mr.Fukahori)






Utsutsu 現 Party vol.1 !



On June 20th, 2015. We held the 現~Utsutsu~ party vol.1 at Dream store, Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Since we had just established the Limited Liability Company on June4th, 2015.  It was formally presented debutante of the Tsutahu Project LLC.
87 people came together at the party.  Many guests were gorgeously dressed up with kimono.
We became full of happiness and gratitude.
We appreciate your continuous support.  Thank you so much!
In addition, special thanks to Mr. Fukahori for taking beautiful pictures!
The party started from a welcome dance by kimono dreamers!
There were many characters like Miko, Queen, Oiran and so on…


First of all, on behalf of the company Mr. Yasunari Kondo extended his greetings.


We asked Mr. Fukuda who is the president of Fukufuku recycle kimono company propose a toast.


Kimono dreamers appeared on the stage one by one.  All songs are very nostalgic and popular in Japan.

Yumi played ‘Miko’ as the first performer. The song was ‘Taisetsu na

Anata 大切なあなた’.  She passed out written fortunes and prayed for guest’s happiness.


Sumire acted like a modern girl with the song of ‘Komacchau na 困っちゃうナ’.  Her cute fashion catches the guests’ attention.


In contrast, Karin wore a cool hakama and danced ‘Yozakura oshichi 夜桜お七’.  She showed both strength and weakness of a lady in love.


Mizuki danced Judy Ongg’s ‘Miserarete 見せられて’. She acted a woman who has an attractive smile and a coquettish behavior. She used eccentric fans for her props.


Botan danced to a tune of ‘Ran 乱’. She played a noble and beautiful Oiran with uchikake kimono. It is a remarkable thing that the kimono weighs approximately 10kg. She danced as if it were easy. (but I’m sure it is not!)


Kodemari is an actress. Therefore, she has an abundant ability of expression. She was just like a Japanese doll. The song was ‘Ningyo no Ie 人形の家’


Kikyo is the one who performed last!
She made all choreography for everyone’s dance.
She danced with a grace that surprised us all.


To be continued…

Photo by Mr. Fukahori




Photos chez Yamamoto-tei



Nous avons eu une réunion de Photographies.

Date: Le 6  avril  2015
Lieu: Chez Yamamoto-tei   Katsushika-ku Tokyo
Photographe:  Nie OKADA  /  Yasunari KONDO
DSC_5760Nous avons loué deux pièces de style japonais.
DSC_5197Ce jour-là il faisait très beau
DSC_5268DSC_5632Nie(Photograph) avait une petite histore.
DSC_5473DSC_5559Après la photographie nous nous sommes promené “Taisyaku-ten” ou est le temple bien connu.
DSC_5766Si vous voulez y participer la prochaine fois , n’hésitez pas à nous contacter.




Artistic Night



On March 14th, we, kimono dreamers and samurai club, appeared on the stage of Artistic Tokyo organized by Bonjour Tokyo.
Bonjour Tokyo held fun events on a regular basis.  Mr. Julien Tirode, who is good friend of mine by the way, is the representative of the community.


The venue is Laschicas House. It is very fashionable and the perfect place to gather. ↑
We brought some bamboo swords and kimonos because we wanted guests to feel close to Japanese culture.


We provide Uchikake Kimono experience at one corner. We concerned foreigner guests about shoes off area. But everybody understood that for us. (You sure are an expert!)
Samurai club explained how to handle sword to male guests and took commemorative photos.
I wish I could do the action of brandishing a sword if there is a room for it.


Unexpectedly, the uchikake kimono experience was very popular not only to foreigner guests but also to Japanese guests.
(This is fun for sure!)


What is more, kimono dreamers gave Japanese dance performances.


The time flew by,
The party was over.
We were very busy which means it was a great success… we guess




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