「日本髪の結い方」How to: Nihongami

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This post is long overdue but now I am finally getting to it: ずっと書きたかったブログ・・ How to make Nihongami - a traditional Japanese hairstyle 簡単の日本髪の結い方を紹介したいと思います。 I am by no means a professional nor do I know a lot about the traditions and different ways of tying this hair! However some people seemed to want to try this when wearing kimono, ...

「掲載されました!」Publications September 2016

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These days a lot of exciting stuff is happening and I wanted to share that with you. Firstly, I have been published in the German womens magazine "Lea". It is not a big article, but I am super stoked! この頃、色々なハッペニングはあります。(笑) 一週間前は「Lea」と言うドイツの雑誌に掲載されました。別に大きな記事とかでもないですけど、とても嬉しいです。 The page spread is featuring women who have tried something outside their comfort zone and risked something. The header ...

「きものサローネ2016」Kimono Salone

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Yesterday I jumped back into my kimono, did my hair and went to Kimono Salone - a 3 day event / exhibition of kimono brands in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. 昨日は久々に着物でお出かけしました。初めての「きものサローネ」へ! But let's start from the beginning - as always with my outfit: I finally tried to do Nihongami again. It was quite a fight, because I used a cheap ...

「金星倶楽部~黒色すみれ×KIMONO姫」Kimono Hime Event

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Currently we are looking for a new apartment to move into, that's why life has been super busy recently and I failed to blog. Also several people from overseas decided to come to Tokyo and there were several events so I had packed but fun weeks! 最近は引っ越そうとして賃貸物件探しでも、色々なイベントや海外の来客で忙しくて、ブログを書けなくなっちゃいました。バタバタしたけど、楽しい時間もたっぷりでした。 One of said events was one I got my ticket for ...

「帯締め管理」How to restore obijime tassels

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I usually buy only vintage or antique obijime (kimono chord) and most of you are probably familiar with the sometimes pretty beat up tassels. 中古やアンティークの帯締めを買うとタッセルはぐちゃぐちゃのアイテムは多いですね。 私は少し怠け者でそんなに気にしないけど、「Naomi no kimono asobi」が帯締めの管理やタッセルのリメークについて分かりやすい説明を発表しました。 As a rather lazy person I tend to not care much, but the other day I stumbled upon this instruction by "Naomi no kimono asobi" about how to restore ...

「築地の盆踊り」Bon Odori in Tsukiji

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A week ago I went to a Bon Odori (Bon Dance) for the first time. Those traditional bon dance festivals are basically held in all bigger neighbourhoods, but I really wanted to see a big one, so I picked out the Tsukiji one in Tokyo. 始めて盆踊りに行ってきました。 日本へ引っ越してきてから5年以上経ちましたが、盆踊りに参加したことないです。ありえないでしょう? 盆踊りは何処にもあるはずですが、大きい祭りをみたいと思って築地の盆踊りを選んでみました。 I arrived a little before the scheduled start of the shows and ...