In this time of year, Kyoto is frequently plagued by typhoons and extremely hot weather. We even had a rather big earthquake the other day, although there is a reason Kyoto is called “Sen-nen no Miyako” or ‘the thousand year old capital’, even the frequent earthquakes in Japan hasn’t been doing any substantial damage to Kyoto for a long time.
In the midst of this, we are in the middle of summer, and in Japan it means that it’s the season of festivals and fireworks. In fact, in the evening today the Biwako fireworks festival will be going off, unless it is cancelled by bad weather. The Biwako Hanabi-taikai, is a 1 hour long fireworks show with around 10.000 fireworks being fired, over lake Biwako, many people from all around Japan come to see it and it’s bound to be very crowded. However, if you are in Kansai and able to go, you shouldn’t miss it, as it’s truly something worth seeing if you are in Japan now!
Now then, for the next nominee of our 7th ‘Win a Trip to Japan’ campaign, we want to congratulate Mr. Johnny Teofilo Lardera Jr. from the Philippines. Actually, he is the first Kyoto Budogu customer, since the renewal of Kendo-bogu.com earlier this year, and also possibly our first Philippine customer to be nominated for a ‘Win a Trip to Japan‘ campaign. We wish you all luck for the final drawing in mid-September!
As the rules say, any purchase for eligible products on one of the stores run by the Tozando group is eligible for our ‘Win a Trip to Japan‘ campaign. So don’t lose hope. it might be your turn next!
Tozando is the only company offering this kind of campaign, inviting the final winner to Kyoto and paying for the trip, lodging and sightseeing and also taking the winner out for dinner with the international team. It’s a chance that you shouldn’t miss, how to get nominated? Well just check out the rules at the campaign page for starters and the place your order!
Lastly, we have been going on about it the last few weeks, but to make sure that no one misses it, Tozando will be taking Obon vacation from the 13th-17th of August.
This means the offices will be closed and we will be unable to reply to phone calls and e-mails during the Obon holidays. Any orders and e-mails received during this period will of course be answered and processed once we are back on the 18th. Please note that at this point of time, the Main Store will also be closed during this time, however, for the Shogoin Store it’s still undecided. We will update this information when more information is available.