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CONTENTS

1The Sumida River and Tokyo Sky Tree
2The Event Calendar Funabashi
3Cherry Blossoms (Hanami)
4National Health Insurance and Overseas Medical Expenses
5 Funabashi Cleanup Day
6“ Koromo-Gae ” Seasonal change of clothing
7Japanese Cooking~Takenoko no Kinome-ae
8Japanese Expressions
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“ Koromo-Gae ” Seasonal change of clothing

 
 

We 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.

In 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 ).

Nowadays, 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 ).

In 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.

In case of October, you can do it in the same manner.

Whereas, you may change room curtains or bed covers etc. to refresh impression and room atmosphere and to clean them at the same time.

Making use of this occasion, why don’t you try to renew your costumes so as to enjoy new fashions apart from troublesome work?

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