Fukuoka Kimono Walk #3

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Third issue of my kimono x Fukuoka project : Fukuoka Kimono Walk. This month I went to Shofu-en garden.
Fukuoka Kimono Walk


A propos de Fukuoka Kimono Walk

Logo de Fukuoka Kimono Walk


Fukuoka Kimono Walk iis a one year photography project : each month, I am introducing a traditionnal place somewhere in Fukuoka city by wearing a kimono which fits the season.
This project is aiming to show a different Fukuoka, far from the big modern city image, while making kimono more accessible.



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In the third issue of my Fukuoka Kimono Walk, I went to the Shofu-en garden (松風園) located in the central district of the city, in the area of ​​Hirao (平尾) .
Smaller than Rakusui-en, Shofu-en can be visited in only a few minutes. There is a large cherry tree in the center of the garden, a small path that goes around it, foam, pretty stones and old wood. What makes its charm is the traditional Japanese house, all tatami with sliding door and rice paper windows. It feels so nice to sit on the tatami and enjoy the peaceful nature. If you want to go to a Japanese garden without tourists you should go to Shofu-en. The place is quite popular for wedding photoshoots but otherwise there is often nobody. Good to know, the garden organizes tea ceremonies.

For this month, I wanted an atmosphere reminiscent Hina matsuri (ひな祭り), the Japanese doll festival which takes place on March 3rd.
I chose a girly with pink and yellow tones kimono with different cherry blossom patterns. I enjoyed this two-color kimono. It is very original and soft colors fitted well my spirit.
For the obi, I really wanted a red one. The dresser played with the obi by folds so we could see the yellow behind (sometimes these belts have two colors). If at first I thought it was awesome but looking at the pictures I don't think it looks this good.
For the hair, I just wanted a babyish hairstyle so I made twin tails with pink, red and white hair ornaments.

I'm not happy with this third issue.
The reason is simple: I was followed by a TV crew this month too. Because of that we were forced to receive an authorization for filming in the garden and  we received the order to use it from 10:30am for 1 hour and a half. I didn't only have to hurry to shoot everything, including me,but the sunlight was terrible at this time of the day so all my pictures turned out bad.

See you next month


Shôfû-en, Fukuoka


Fukuoka Kimono Walk


Shôfû-en, Fukuoka


Shôfû-en, Fukuoka


Fukuoka Kimono Walk


Shôfû-en, Fukuoka


Kimono de printemps


Shôfû-en, Fukuoka


Coiffure kimono, couettes

Shôfû-en, Fukuoka



Motifs kimono de printemps, fleurs de cerisiers


Poupées japonaise pour Hina matsuri, la fête des poupées

Fukuoka Kimono Walk

Shôfû-en, Fukuoka

Fukuoka Kimono Walk

Access and useful informations




Shofu-en garden (松風園) 

Adress:
〒810-0014 Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shi, Chūō-ku, Hirao, 3 Chome−28

Opening hours :  
From Wednesday to Monday, from 9am to 7pm

Fee : 
Adults : 100 yens
Children : 50 yens

Access from Hakata station :
Take bus number 56 or 58 and get off at  Kyuden Kinen Taiikukan-mae (九電体育館前)then walk 15 minutes.

▸  Site officiel (japonais)

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