Events

「六本木ヒルズ春まつり」Roppongi Spring Festival 2018

Last weekend (7th and 8th of April, 2018) I participated the spring festival or “Haru Matsuri” at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. 2018年4月7及び8日と六本木ヒルズさんの春祭りに参加させてもらいました! 六本木ヒルズの春まつりとは、六本木ヒルズ自治会、森ビル株式会社主催で六本木ヒルズアリーナで毎年行われます。今年は六本木ヒルズさんの15周年でしたよ! Black lace kimono on red juban for a modern look. 黒レース着物で襦袢の色も見せる楽しさ。 Although the Bon dance in summer is well known, the spring festival is still not as famous yet. Organized by the Roppongi hills local community group and the Ropppngi Hills company, this event is held every year at the Roppogi Hills arena. 2018年は、着物が一つのテーマで、花影きもの塾さんの協力で着物レンタルもありました。 6日は強風で中止になってしまいましたが(安全第一!)、残りの2日間は、天気よく、特に8日は最高の天気でした。前の日の強風もあり、桜はきれい(笑)に散っていましたが、輝く太陽の下では新緑が映えてとても良かったですよ。春を感じる二日間でした。 One of the biggest themes this year was [...]

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「フエルサブルータ」FUERZA BRUTA TOKYO

So there was this Japanesque show I had seen across my social media which looked pretty fun, yet I wasn’t sure if the ticket price was really worth it. I am talking about FUERZA BRUTA – an international show which actually changes its looks and concept based on its host country. 2 days after I checked the website and contemplated (it was almost creepy) I noticed my friends setting up an event titled as “Let’s go and see FUERZA BRUTA in [...]

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「着物でスノボ」Snowboarding in kimono

When living in Germany I never got the chance to do any Wintersports apart from ice skating, but 3 years ago my husband taught my how to stand on the snowboard. We flew up to Hokkaido and went snowboarding for 3 days – in the beginning I kept falling on my knees and ass but on the 3rd day I had lots of fun! Since then time passed super fast and I got insecure if I could still do it. When [...]

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「普段着物」Fudangi Kimono in New York

In October I travelled to New York to take part in an exhibition as well as hosted some kimono workshops and photo shoots while in the city. 2017年10月は展示会の参加、そして着物ワークショップや撮影のためにニューヨークへ行ってきました。自由の女神、タイムズスクエアー、エンパイアステートビルなどなどアメリカの象徴があふれる大都市です! Almost a year ago I was asked if I’d like to contribute and style two kimono outfits for a small exhibition curated by Spree Kingyo (from Kingyo Kitsuke) in Germany and Yuki Hamada (from Kimono Modern) in Japan. I was super excited about this opportunity. The event was held at the Globus Washitsu (Traditional Japanese [...]

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「きものサローネ2017」Kimono Salone

Like last year, I also joined the Kimono Salone event in Nihonbashi again. Because it was just before my New York trip I am super late to put everything into a proper blog post – but the pictures from the fashion show are too nice to keep them a secret. Kimono Salone is a kimono event where many kimono brands and artisans gather to show their new collections as well a chance to learn and try out some traditional craft. [...]

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「黒留ナイト@東京キモノショー」Kurotome night @ Tokyo Kimono Show

On the 30th of April I joined the fun “Kurotome Night” at the week long Tokyo Kimono Show at COREDO near Nihonbashi. For that event about a 100 people joined in the dress-code “kurotomesode” (黒留袖)which is a formal black kimono with a colourful artwork only in the bottom third of the kimono. This kimono usually will be worn by the mothers of a couple at the wedding reception. There are also a few other occasions to wear this kimono, but not [...]

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