are living in Japan being located in the temperate zones on the earth, therefore
have four seasons such as spring, summer, autumn and winter repeated every year
according to the change of the climate.
response to the change of season, a seasonal change of clothing has been
practiced among imperial family since Heian Era ( 8th to 12th
century ) and it was told this practice was carried out four times yearly in
Edo Era ( 17th to 19th century ).
since Meiji Era, clothing among the students and the people working in the
public services, banks and transportations who are used to wear uniforms or put
on Kimono ( Japanese traditional clothes
) changed all together both 1st of June and 1st of
October. It reminds us of a change of season and gives us a fresh feeling of
clothing. This is called Koromo-Gae (
Seasonal change of clothing ).
case of June, you can bring summer clothing out any time but are advised to put
winter clothing back during few days of sunny and low humid days.
case of October, you can do it in the same manner.
you may change room curtains or bed covers etc. to refresh impression and room
atmosphere and to clean them at the same time.
use of this occasion, why don’t you try to renew your costumes so as to enjoy
new fashions apart from troublesome work?