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「大森茶屋」The Geisha of Tokyo


Friday, February 24, 2017

A couple of weeks back I got invited to join the opening of a new "O-chaya"(お茶屋) aka. a tea house where Geisha are performing. Before I get to all the details I'll show my kimono outfit for the day as always: Since there aren't as many chic occasions to go with a little more formal attire I ...

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「和裁」Wasai – The art of kimono sewing


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Last year in October I started with Wasai (和裁) - traditional kimono sewing by hand. I am being taught by a sensei which has been a professional kimono tailor for over 50 years. My lessons are once every week for 5 hours to learn the art of kimono sewing. To be honest - it is quite tough! One ...

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「日本髪の結い方」How to: Nihongami


Monday, September 26, 2016

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, ...

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「帯締め管理」How to restore obijime tassels


Thursday, August 18, 2016

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 ...

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Chichibu Meisen Museum & Nassen dyeing


Monday, July 4, 2016

Last month I already had my 5 year wedding anniversary! My husband does not wear kimono, but he is kind enough to hear me babbling about kimono all day every day for some time now. For our anniversary we thought it would be kind of boring to just walk through the city and stuff ourselves in a ...

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「スペースインベーダー着物の作り方」How to: Space Invader Kimono


Monday, June 27, 2016

For a while now I really wanted a half-half coloured kimono (aka. 片身替り katamigawari). Unfortunately they are very hard to find and if you come across one, they are usually pretty expensive. 前から片身替り着物(半々の色)が欲しかったけど、手に入りにくいことが分かりました。 もし見つかったとしても、高いお値段で売られています。 Being as poor as I am right now my only chance was to make something myself. However making a kimono from scratch seems kinda scary ...

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