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「浴衣の型紙」How to: Yukata Pt.1 / Traditional stencil cutting

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For a long time I wanted to make my own design kimono or yukata the traditional way. In April I finally went onto a tiny journey to make this happen. 前から自分はデザインした着物欲しかった。そして伝統的な技術を味わえながら作品を作る夢がありました。 今年の4月にその夢は事実になった。 Here is my story. How to: Yukata Part 1 - Japanese stencil cutting 浴衣の作り方:パート1 ー 着物の型紙を掘る Before departing I found some information about a newly to be opened place where you can ...

「毎日ウィークリーの着物コラム」Mainichi Weekly Kimono column

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In November I had an interview and photoshoot with the Mainichi Shinbun (one of the biggest newspaper in Japan) as some of you may remember. 11月は毎日新聞とインタビュー及び撮影しました。 That time I wasn't allowed to speak about it really but now I can lay my cards open: There now is a SALZ Kimono column From this month on, I am writing a ...

「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, ...