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「着物ワークショップ」Kimono workshops in NYC

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 workshop they would like to attend when I am in New York / what they need help with in regards of kimono. And the majority [...]

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「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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「帯締め管理」How to restore obijime tassels

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 those ugly tassels. Since its such a great tutorial, I really wanted to share it with you and Naomi gave me her blessing. She states: “Unfortunately, [...]

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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

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 – so I thought to myself: What could be the easiest way to make such kimono? Right! Cut two kimono in half and sew the [...]

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