Tag - 和服

「着物でドイツ&イギリス」Kimono in Germany and UK

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 so was quite busy with meeting friends and family and eating way too much. haha. The town I grew up is called Lüneburg. A small [...]

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「ヒロコレッジ10周年」HIROCOLEDGE

Last weekend I also headed to the HIROCOLEDGE 10 Years Anniversary. HIROCOLEDGE is the brand led and designed by Artist Hiroko Takahashi. Patterns consisting of circles and straight lines are her trademark and she likes to create minimalist works, supporting Japanese culture and lifestyle. While working on her PhD of arts, she founded Hirocoledge in 2006 – which now – 10 years later is celebrating a decade in business. I joined the fun at her Studio located close to the Tokyo Sky Tree. 先週末は「ヒロコレッジ10周年パーティー」に参加しました。 ヒロコレッジはアーティスト高橋理子さんのブランドです。今年で10周年になりましたので、東京スカイツリーの近くのスタジオへ行ってまいりました。 She [...]

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「秋」Autumn feels

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. 先週の雪で少しパニックになった。「まだ紅葉を楽しむ時間はなかったのに、もう冬??」と思ってました。 Thankfully 2 days later we had bombastic weather so I jumped back into my kimono to embrace the yellow and red coloured trees. On my check list I had this lovely Japanese garden in Kokubunji called ‘Tonogayato garden’ so I got up early to get [...]

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「ツイード着物 Sumire Ishioka」Tweed Kimono – a dream come true

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: 以前から生地屋さんに回るとき、洋服でよく使われてるベルベット、レース、コットンやツイードで着物を作る夢があります。ツイードの着物はすでにデビューしたことが分かりませんでした! ツイード着物デザイナー: SUMIRE ISHIOKA 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 with a friend to see the new tweed kimono collection. そしてデザイナー石岡さんは若い方ですが、とてもしっかりして、完璧なツイードを作るため数年もツイードを作り直したらしい。友達のさとちゃんと代官山のショールームへ行ってきました。 © Sumire Ishioka Most of the tweed is designed by her and woven in Japan. It [...]

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「ルミ⭐︎レタル」Rumi x Retar Collaboration

Finally we have internet in our new place! So I can start trying to catch up on all the recent events and places I went.. I am wayyy late. 引っ越してからの一ヶ月後にやっとインターネットを設置して頂いた。 それで、(遅いけど)最近のイベントなどについてどんどんブログ上げますね。 First a quick intro for the Rumi x Retar Collab and Rumi Rock’s new items. I went to their 3 day pop up shop in Nakameguro to check it out first hand. (And could grab a drink at their opening party, yay!) 先月の話ですが、「ルミ レタル」のショップイベントに行ってきた。 [レタル] Retar is a women who designs very beautiful shirts and [...]

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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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