Monthly Archives - September 2016

「日本髪の結い方」How to: Nihongami

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, so I am sharing my insights here. It is not the hairstyle of a Maiko or Geisha, but something more generic I suppose. 外国人より紹介するのも可笑しいですが、日本髪に興味を持ってる海外の方はいますよ。ただ、英語での説明は中々ないので、こちらから少しでも助け合えたら嬉しいと思ってます。 プロではないし、伝統的な日本髪でもないので、よろしくお願いします。 What you need: [...]

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「掲載されました!」Publications September 2016

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 says “Dared and succeeded! – These women can be proud of themselves.” In the corner is a picture of myself and a quick explanation how I [...]

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「きものサローネ2016」Kimono Salone

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 stupid extension which doesn’t work well for Japanese hairstyles. But I somewhat won the fight. Instead of Japanes-y accessoires I used a vintage comb I [...]

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

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 quite early and looked forward to for a while – The Kimono姫 event together with the musicians 黒色すみれ (kokushoku sumire) and CHOKO as a [...]

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