Friday, 11 November 2011



Rocky Mountain FeatherbedRMFBwas founded in Jackson Hole,
Wyomingnicknamed the Cowboy State,U.S.A.,
in late 1960s. The company created an iconic product for cowboys
with the seamless single piece leather yoke that the idea came from a leather cape which was made from Native American wisdom.
It is the down vest that guaranteed cold proof and heat retaining like FEATHER BED.
The original founder of RMFB who graduated National Outdoor Leadership
School was one of the first persons who started using GORE TEX® material
which was the most high-tech material in 1974
because of his outdoor experience and survival skill, and designed a Mountain Parka with it and iconic seamless leather yoke.
It seemed that this would be the springboard that would launch the company to even greater success, but unfortunately the brand disappeared in late 1980s.
Around the same time, one Japanese man began to collect RMFB items.
After 20 years of research and repeated trial manufacture, in the fall of 2005 he succeeded in creating a reproduction that surpassed even the original.
we 35 Summers Co.,LTD are creating unprecedented luxury products, continuing the tradition of solid values,
such as the natural mouton collar, and also adding the modern essence.
Even now, these clothing still grab people’s attention all over the world and down
through generations.
Our aim is to greater number of people when they put their arms through the sleeves.



Tuesday, 8 November 2011


Rocky Mountain Featherbed (RMFB) was founded in Jackson, Wyoming, USA in the late 1960's. It became known for its invention of the cold weather vest with leather yoke. A jacket was then launched in 1974 and the brand made great progress not only as cowboy gear but as a sports brand too of high quality and unseen luxury finishes. The brand disappeared in the early 1980's until 35 summers revived the brand, bringing back the essence of quality and luxury. The brand was relaunched in 2005 and maintains the original traditions.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Doll Festival

Today, 3rd of March is the Japanese DOLL FASTIVAL.
The festival for the girls.

Platforms covered with a red carpets are used to display a set of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period (from 794 to 1185) 

Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits. Chirashizushi is often eaten.

The customary drink for the festival is shirozake, a sake made from fermented rice. A colored hinaarare, bite-sized crackers flavored with sugar or soy sauce depending on the region, and hishimochi, a diamond-shaped colored rice cake, are served.
Families generally start to display the dolls in February and take them down immediately after the festival. Superstition says that leaving the dolls past March 4 will result in a late marriage for the daughter.


First platform
The top tier holds two dolls, known as imperial dolls. These are the Emperor holding a ritual baton and Empress holding a fan.

Second platform
The second tier holds three court ladies.

Third platform
The third tier holds five male musicians.
Each holds a musical instrument except the singer, who holds a fan.
Small drum

Fourth platform
Two ministers may be displayed on the fourth tier: the Minister of the Rightand the Minister of the Left.

Fifth platform
The fifth tier, between the plants, holds three helpers or samurai as the protectors of the Emperor and Empress.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Valentine's Day in Japan

On Valentine's Day, it is only women who give presents (normally chocolates) to men in Japan. 


This tradition started as a marketing tool for chocolate companies in Japan.
More than half of the chocolates in a year sold in the period of Valentin's day In Japan.


Instead, on March 14th men (called White Day) give various gifts to women. 

Mary's × Kinpro

Thursday, 3 February 2011


Today is a SETSUBON in Japan.

SETSUBON (Bean-Throwing Ceremony) is the day before the beginning o fspring in Japan. The name literally means "seasonal division", but usually the term refers to the spring Setsubun, properly called Risshun celebrated yearly on February 3 as part of the Spring Festival. In its association with the Lunar New Year, Spring Setsubun can be and was previously thought of as a sort ofNew Year's Eve, and so was accompanied by a special ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come. This special ritual is called MAMEMAKI (literally "bean throwing"). Setsubun has its origins in tsuina, a Chinese  custom introduced to Japan in the eighth century.

The custom of MAMEMAKI first appeared in the Muromachi period. It is usually performed by the toshiotoko of the household (i.e., the male who was born on the corresponding animal year on the Chinese zodiac), or else the male head of the household. Roasted soybeans (called "fortune beans" are thrown either out the door or at a member of the family wearing an Oni (demon) mask, while the throwers chant "Demons out! Luck in!" (Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!) and slam the door, although this is not common practice in households anymore and most people will attend a shrine or temple's spring festival where this is done. The beans are thought to symbolically purify the home by driving away the evil spirits that bring misfortune and bad health with them. Then, as part of bringing luck in, it is customary to eat roasted soybeans, one for each year of one's life, and in some areas, one for each year of one's life plus one more for bringing good luck for the year to come.
The gestures of MAMEMAKI look similar to the Western custom of throwing rice at newly married couples after a wedding.

From wikipedia

Wednesday, 2 February 2011



WAGASHI are traditional Japanese confections that evolved into an art form in the ancient Imperial capital, Kyoto. The character pronounced 'wa' denotes things Japanese, while the characters for 'gashi', an alliteration of kashi, have come to mean confections. Wagashi represent the essence of Japanese culture, and continue to be vital force in Japanese life.

WAGASHI are made from vegetable-based ingredients and are rich in fiber. Various ingredients are used, including an extensive range and variety of flours and sweeteners.

Delicate beans grown in Japan using special methods. Azuki beans come in both red and white varieties. Usually they are cooked into paste called 'An' and used in a wide range of different confections.

A fiber-rich gelatin made from seaweed, commonly used in wagashi, especially in jellied confections such as yokan.