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“Kanzashi”, the traditional hair ornament for women2013.05.24

“Kanzashi ” is traditional ornament for Japanese women.

“Kanzashi” had been started to use in Jomon-period (14,000BC). In this period, people believed that “Kanzashi” could ward off evil spirits. Time passes to Edo-period, a lot of women started to wore them as fashion. Most famous design is called “Tsumami Kanzashi” ,which basiacally made of flowers for “Maiko “(young Geisha girl) .”Maiko” wears Kanzashi with seasonal flowers. Also “Geisha” uses different type of Kanzashi which is called “Chirikan”.




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Why don’t you find your favorite Kanzashi and learn Japanese culture through them?


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