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「着物ワークショップ」Kimono workshops in NYC

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During and after the Fudangi exhibition I wrote about in my last post, I also scheduled my first time ever kimono related workshops and some photo shoots. (Because how often do you have the chance to capture the NYC skyline with kimono?) ニューヨークにきてます! 前の記事で紹介したニューヨークにある「普段着物展示会」の前後にワークショップや着物の撮影もしてみました。 (着物姿をニューヨークで撮るならインパクトあるかなと思って・・笑) Prior to my trip I asked my followers on social media what kind of ...

「注染」How to: Yukata Pt.2 / Chuusen dyeing

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※Continued from my previous article / 前回の記事の続きです To continue the journey of my original yukata let us take a look at the next step: Fabric dyeing. In this case the traditional Japanese dyeing method called: 伝統的なオリジナル浴衣の旅の続きです。ついに、染めに入ります: Chuusen (注染) This craft of dyeing has been invented in the Meiji period (1868-1912) in Osaka and is a very practical way of dyeing ...

「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. 前から自分でデザインした着物が欲しかった。そして伝統的な技術を味わいながら作品を作る夢がありました。 そして、ついに今年の4月にその夢は現実になった! Here is my story. How to: Yukata Part 1 - Japanese stencil cutting 浴衣の作り方:パート1 ー 着物の型紙を彫る 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 ...