Enticed by the chance to take part in a few traditional activities I popped into Ota-Ku’s Tourist Information Center.
When I think of baths in Japan I generally think of hot springs nestled amongst the mountains where you can relax whilst breathing in the crisp air and enjoy a sense of recluse from your busy life.
August 15th 2016 marked the 69th commemoration anniversary of Ota-ku declaring itself as the Peace City, after the end of World War 2 for Japan.
Friday 11th December saw the official opening of the brand new Ota City Tourist Information Center in Keikyu Kamata Station. Since I had been invited to attend the opening ceremony in a furisode (long-sleeved kimono), I started my day early at a hair salon, having my hair styled in a traditional up-do with flowery ornaments, [...]