I had one of these when I was in Japan and it was glorious. It costs 100$ and you have to reserve in advance and eat it with 8-10 people. They have a 50 person version that has to be seen to be believed.
Mounting for a Tachi type Sword
- Dated: Edo period, 17th century
- Culture: Japanese
- Measurements: overall 109.5 x 15.5 cm (43 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)
- Medium: silk, leather, gold Tsunagi (wooden blade): Honaki wood (Magnolia Obovata)
Furisode (振袖) is a style of kimono distinguishable by its long sleeves, which range in length from 85 centimeters for a kofurisode (小振袖) to 114 centimeters for an ōfurisode (大振袖).
Furisode are the most formal style of kimono worn by unmarried women in Japan.
Many parents buy the Furisode for their daughters to celebrate this significant point in a young woman’s life. Furisode is a formal kimono for single women, it is brightly colored and made of very fine quality silk. In the very modest Japanese society wearing a Furisode is a very obvious statement. It is a very loud and clear advertisement that the single woman is available for marriage. (x)
According to Japanese legend, Momotaro came to Earth via a large peach. An elderly couple, who had no children, found him inside the peach after the wife found the peach floating in the river while she was doing laundry and they had planned on eating it. Momotaro told the couple that he was sent from Heaven to be their son, and the couple named him Momtaro (“momo” for peach; “taro” for eldest son).
Years later, he left his parents to go fight a band of marauding demons on a distant island. On his journey, he met a talking dog, monkey, and pheasant, all of whom he befriended and who agreed to come along and help him on his quest. Momotaro and his new friends made it to the island and defeated the demons, and took home with them some treasure and the demon chief as a prisoner, which allowed Momtaro, his family, and his new friends to live comfortably from that day onward.