Before the ones in Kyoto, I actually had my first own produced kimono photo shoot last December.
The idea occurred to me after my friend and I visited a private open house exhibit in October 2016. It was a stunning house, previously owned by a photographer named Nakamura. It had been well preserved in its old ...
At the beginning of this month I went to Kyoto for some work and photo shoots.
Well, and once there I also have to eat all the delicious things in my favourite restaurants. Like eel, yuba and warabimochi..
This kimono was actually handed down to me from my husbands grandma. I love it! The patterns are so ...
Wow.. this was a long Blog break.
I headed kind of last minute to my hometown in Germany for Christmas and New Years.
Ah and... Happy belated New Year to you!
Hope this year brings a lot of happiness and success.
So as I said I went to Northern Germany and also visited London for a couple of days ...
Last week we had a sudden curtain of snowfall here in the Tokyo area and I was a little worried - as I didn't have time yet to go out and appreciate the autumn foliage properly.
Thankfully 2 days later we had bombastic weather so I jumped back into my kimono to embrace the yellow and ...
How are you doing? Hopefully not caught a cold?
To be honest, I was down with some kinda flu or heavy cold 2 weeks ago. And that is also one of the reasons my blog was a bit silent. Took me some time to recover but I am almost good now.
And once I was good I ...
For a while I have been circulating fabric houses and dreaming of making kimono with "western" fabric - including velvet, lace, cotton and tweed.
One lovely woman made my dreams come true:
This young but talented designer worked many years on searching and designing the perfect tweed for splendid kimonos.
I visited her showroom in Daikanyama, Tokyo ...