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20090928-01.jpgThis is the comma-shaped bead that shaved stone.
It is use for accessory at the Jomon period (JOMON JIDAI), it is like top part of pendant of jewel nowshine.
People made a round hole (ANA) and then made the necklace (KUBIKAZARI)  and the teardrop (MIMIKAZARI) through the string.
As Japanese people, they mostly learn at the time of the history and it knows that it is mostly excavated from ruins which were built from 1300 years to 3000 years agoconfident.


As a conclusion of (SHIMEKUKURI TO SHITE) these history series of the blog,
I would like to introduce that we tried to make a comma-shaped bead at the museumhappy01good.



The clerk of the museum prepares a kit of making the comma-shaped bead.
In this connection, it is sold for 200 yen a kit.
There are a stone to be a comma-shaped bead, string and two kinds' sandpapers in the kit.





The stone is made two holes in advance (ARAKAJIME) like this.
Smaller hole is for through the string.
Shave it along the bigger hole, form the comma-shaped bead.






The stone is so soft (YAWARAKAI) that children can form it easily.



This is the first time I have known that the comma-shaped bead is made such waynote.





Form by the coarser sandpaper mostly, and then smooth it with the other until to be very smooth while soaking it to the water.




See it!happy02
How smooth it is!shine

It takes about 40 minutes to smooth like this.
It may take 20 minutes that adult do.






I took a picture, because there was a comprehensible sample.
In this connection, the stone is little harder (KATAI) than that my child selected, so it takes more time.





These are real comma-shaped bead exhibited in the museum.
It is mostly made of the agate (MENOU) or crystal (SUISHOU).




By the way, what do you imagine these shape?confident

There is the only way that we guess...
Among the scholars, it is said that it was originally made of the tusk (KIBA) and the fang (TSUNO), so it is formed like this,
or it is the pose when the embryo (TAIJI) is in mother's stomach. 
Either way, it seems that people believed it is lucky charm and it protects them from evil (MAYOKE) .clover


It completes it through the string!
It is cute like the 「MONONOKEHIME」when child wears it.
For my daughter,
please work as a talisman to protect her from evil.clover





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The History of Hamamatsu.vol.3 (HAMAMATSU NO REKISHI SONO.3)

20090921-01.jpgI introduced the history of Hamamatsu 2timesflair.
I will introduce modern from period of Edo in Japan on this time.

The first photo is called UKIYOEshine.
UKIYO of UKIYOE is popular in Edo period means fashionable for the nuance of at that time.
It is described popular actor(NINNKI NO YAKUSHA)lovely and a longed-for sightseeing spot(AKOGARE NO KANKOUCHI)happy01good.
There was the original paintingpen, too, but many ukiyoe prints were made with a print,
I appeared a lot in Japanese soil and the foreign countries.
Goph and Monet loves UKIYOE is a famous storyhappy01.
May be, the culture of Japanese anime has already started at that time.


20090921-02.jpgJapan closedtyphoon"SAKOKU" the country in the Edo period.
For better or worse,The various culture prospered even the area of Japan is small island.
But the age that it was not time when closed the country when seeing in the world scale is coming soon.
Edo period end and Japan closed also end by reforming fujiMeiji Restoration(MEIJI ISHIN)

←The clothes of the government official in the days of the Meiji Restorationeyeglass,
Various official notices to write down that administration changed.








This is the tool of a farmrock(NOUKA NO DOUGU DESU).








HATAORI.(This is a weaving machine.)
The bride of the farmhouse is weave every nightsweat01...
I cannot sohappy02.









This is inside of the house house80years ago.
The clock,radio and telephonetelephone and more ...become more modern little by little.










The commin people used the table is called CHABUDAI.
It is small table and used only the dinner time.
It is fold the legs of the table and then lean against the corner.
Everyone encloses a small desk.Therfore, there is the image of family hearthheart04happy01(KAZOKU-DANNRAN).
CHABUDAI is popular(NINKI GA ARIMASU)good a little even nowdays.







20090921-07.jpgSample for the dinner.
The fish is called SANMAfish,boiled rice(GOHAN) and shell miso soup(KAI NO OMISOSHIRU)heart01.
The dish at the center seems NUKAZUKE(is vagetable pickled in a fermented medium of rice bran and brine)
is hand made by mother.
Oops!No SANMA(SANMA GA NAI DESU)happy02sweat01 at the interior!







Old toy exhibited.
The red ball with string is put on a wooden hammer.
It is called KENDAMA.










There is like a pin-ball game with small glass ballshine(BIIDAMA) at the bottom.
They are making a pin-ball game with hitting the pin.
My daughters absorbed this.And then my husband made copy one at my house.








Not only Hamamatsu but also Japanese various places becomes active spinning industry(BOUSEKI-GYOU) is weaved cotton(MEN) and silk(KINU).
A machine that is times how many more efficient than it spins it by person's hand was developed.
A lot of factories were built in Hamamatsu.




The technology of mechanization has extended to not only spinning but also various fields.
A new one after another machine was developed in Hamamatsu.












This is starting point for YAMAHA,KAWAIis instrument(GAKKI) maker,HONDA is car(KURUMA) maker and SUZUKIrvcar...
is used all over the world.










The photo is instrument factory of Hamamatsu 120years ago.
The organ was chiefly exportedhappy01(YUSHUTSU SHIMASHITA) to Europe.







How do you think about on this time?

I introduced about the history of Hamamatsu 3times at a smart trot.
How about your town?


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20090914-01.jpgI introduce the history of Hamamatsu from the exhibit of the Hamamatsu City museum continuously last time. (ZENKAI)on

This time, from the Middle Ages(TYU-SEI) to Edo period.wave 



By the way, do you know, Japanese SAMURAI general(SENGOKU BUSHOU), Ieyasu Tokugawa (15431616)?


Ieyasu Tokugawa  unified a country(TENNKA WO TOUITSU SHI), and made the Edo period that continues long afterwards.shine

He had lived in Hamamatsu for 17 years since he was 29 years old.

That was when he didn't unify yet, so he made strategy(SAKUSEN) of in Hamamatsu castle, he went toward EDO (TOKYO) as a SHOGUN of Tokugawa government afterward.

 There are a lot of historic site(SHISEKI) concerned with Ieyasu in Hamamatsu he past most filled years .happy02up

I will also introduce it at another chance.




These are coins from the Middle Ages to about the Edo period bound with ropes.

These were found in the ground.coldsweats02 


It is said that someone forgot to plant that money, or planted for protecting against misfortune.(YAKUYOKE NO TAME NI)











Also, these are found in the pot(TSUBO) planted in the ground.

It is found such money by chance(GU-ZEN) in all parts of the country in Japan.coldsweats01dash 


Although, that money is just a relic.

Ummmm...I think it was really wasting money. sweat01 









This is the novel(SHO-SETSU) of the Edo period.

That was written with Japanese black ink (SUMI) on the paper.

Japanese has changed in the age.

So, people hardly read any pages now.






These are tableware(SHOKKI) of the Edo

People used such table, not a wide.

Sometimes people stored their dishes in the table.















These are lacquers.

It is made of wood, and covered with lacquer.(URUSHI)

It was restored(FUKUGEN SITA MONO DESU) as dishes used at that time.

I feels it was more elegant than real.















This is writing(SHO) by Ieyasu.

It is displayed as a hanging scroll(KAKEJIKU) because it is written by famous person.











This is an ordinary kitchen(DAIDOKORO) of the Edo period.

People used leftmost kitchen stove to boiled rice.







This is a picture, but actually, such place was a kitchen in the Edo period.

The floor was a dirt-floored.foot 

I heard it was ordinary farmer's kitchen.







Next time, I will introduce to modern Japan.bell

In addition, I will also introduce history of industry!!(SANGYOU NO REKISHI)

Coming soon.soon 


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20090907-01.jpgI took my daughter to the museum(HAKUBUTSUKAN)eye of Hamamatsu city in summer vacationsun.
As the mention previous blog,my daughter join to an experience learningpencil.
I notice that it is good that the exhibition contents of the museum good for blog if I look at building some other time?

From this time to three weeks, I will introduce(GOANNAI SHIMASU)happy01 the history of Hamamatsu.
As for the history of Hamamatsu,it is same all over Japan.
Please have a read(GORAN KUDASAI)eye my blog by the end for parson who is interested in japanese history!!


20090907-02.jpgThere is the museum of Hamamatsu is located in an upper-class residential area takes 10mins from Hamamatsu station by carrvcardash.
All the outskirts that a lot of remains excavated become the large park,
A museum and a museum are built in the site.

I understand states of the then village well.
Because the stone which the house was based on was just left,
(The part made of a tree and the straw is the reconstruction.(HUKUGEN

There are 20 houseshouse, the center of the village became the open space in old days.
and also there is the furnace in the house and I cooked a nut(KINOMI), a fish(SAKANA) and the shellfish(KAI) which I picked upeye.





This is old the dump site.
The people ate a lot of shellfishs old days.
The depth of the garbage, It is 2 meters for 1000yearsflair.

How does the present age have much quantity of the garbage?
We make reflectcoldsweats01.







The shellfishs at a dump site.
As for the short-necked clam(ASARI) or the clam(HAMAGURI), Japanese still love themheart01.
Anything is big size.So we understand there is rich life in rich nature.








The earthenware vessel(DOKI) which was used in Jomon period(JOUMON JIDAI)flair.
Do you think about it is very beautiful design even if i look now.










It seems that it is used for the festival(MATSURI) notesnot daily life.












This is cloths in jomon period of Japan.
(This is the reproduction.HUKUGEN)
It is dyedshine(SOMETE IMASU)happy01 by the plants.










This is tool for rice crop(INASAKU NO DOUGU)wrench.
The rice crop is come from china run at everywhere in japan,and also a lot of traces of the rice field are found before 2000-3000years in Hamamatsu as well.flair  









It is available to touch anytime with the parts of earthenwere was found from excavation.

The person who made this about 3000years ago cannot belive there became such a situation...





←This is wooden armor(YOROI)punch.
It is made about 1800years ago.
It is carved on willow tree and it is lacquered by japanese lacquer(URUSHI)shine red and black.
The real one(HONMONO)happy01 is at the base of foot.
The reproduction is wared on mannequin.
It is happened the war(SENSOU GA OKIMASHITA)bearing for occupation again and again.








 There is the figure of lady and man.
The animals is at the front.It is heartwarming(HONOBONO SHIMASUheart04).


I will introduce you about from the middle century(CHUUSEI) and edo-period(EDO-JIDAI) on the next time.Coming soon!soon 


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Indigo-dyeing Handkerchief (AIZOME NO HANKACHI)




Thumbnail image for 20090831-01.jpgDo you think this handkerchief is beautiful?(KIREI NA HANKACHI DATO OMOIMASENNKA)
It is indigo-dyeing handkerchief that was dyed deep blue by the plant of indigo.
My daughter dyed it by herself when she took part in the learning through practical experience(TAIKENGAKUSHU) at a museum near our house.
(I helped (TETSUDATTA)her a little bit!shine)


Indigo-dyeing is the dyed goods(SOMEMONO) transmitted in Japan from old,
and people used to dye clothes and thread to make  KIMONO and daily necessaries.
In EDO period(EDO JIDAI),  craftsmen of indigo-dyeing lived near a castle in HAMAMATSU,
and today there around still have been called 「紺屋町KO-YAMACHI」.
(Navy blue is the color dyed with the indigo dye.)

Well, how was this handkerchief dyed?
Let's explain(SETSUMEI SHIMASHOU) in order with the photographhappy01.




First of all, you make preparation with such a worktable to draw a pattern.








This is the marble.(BI-DAMA)
It is a ball of glass.
Bind to the pure-white cotton handkerchief by the rubber band.(WAGOMU)







You may hold it with the clip, or you may bind the handkerchief by only rubber band.
A shade of color changes, whether you bind tight or not.








The way to put the pattern is free.
So, it is possible to make beautiful pattern by childrenconfidentheart01.






Next, you finally dye it.
Everyone wears the apron, because dyestuff doesn't fall when it scatter to clothes.
And, they wear the gloves(TEBUKURO) to prevent their hand to be blackishpaper.










You dye outside while the stuff of the museum teaches you.
Dyeing uses a large volume of waterwave.




This is the dyestuff(SENRYOU) of indigo-dyeing.
It made of the element of indigo.
Mix it with water.



When you soak the cloth(NUNO WO HITASU) ahead, it become green(MIDORIIRO NI NARIMASU) at first.
It changes into deep blue by touch the air.







It is the end that you soak it a few times.
Unbind the rubber band and the marble you bind.



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When I opened the handkerchief in clean water,
it dyed beautifully!!(KIREI NI SOMATTE IMASHITAhappy02)
It completes it by flushing extra dyestuff.

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Soccer player of the Japanese team lineup wears such a blue uniform.
It is called JAPAN BLUE.

Thumbnail image for 20090831-12.jpgI imagine that the color of Japan is this blue, too.

It's clean and stylish color.(SEIKETSU DE IKI NA IRO DESU)
Especially, it is good in summer.



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New shirt accesories
It's made of frexible
bent material.
It has soft and smoothly touch.

Japanese split curtain.
Please hang inside of the door.



Traditional wrap cloth.
Bring something in the wrap cloth.


The cotton hand towel.
It is cute to put down on a table or display on the wall.


Traditional clothes Kimono, and Kimono tool.
It has beautiful colors, and pattern.
Its cordinate is interesting!!



Post it note contains 50 pieces.
The designs are "cafe" ,and "Japanese style".
The shape of "cafe" is square, and "Japanese style" is oblong.



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