Tag - Nihonbashi

「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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「準備」Preparation

Welcome to my new Blog section called "Nakasendo Diary". As some of you know already, I decided that it's about time to do what has been in my head for a few years now: Walk from Tokyo to Kyoto on foot ようこそ、新しいブログのセクションへ♡ 「中山道ダイアリー」で 東京から京都まで歩くことについて書きたいと思います。 ん?そうです。江戸時代みたいにタイムスリップして、うちの主人と中山道を一発に歩きたいで〜す。 最初に東海道歩こうと思ってたけど、やはり普通の大きな通りは多いみたい。日本をもっと深く味わいたいので、中山道でしたら自然や昔ながらの街もまだ残ってるので中山道に決めた。 Sounds totally crazy? It is, but this motivation comes from Japans history - as during Edo time it was the only way to travel and move produce around the country - on foot! A few "highways" were introduced. The famous Toukaido...

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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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「きものサローネ・着物ショー」Kimono Salone Shows

The weekend was full of kimono fun again - Kimono Salone was opening its doors for a second event this autumn. 先週末は「きものサローネ」へ行ってきました。先月と違って、展示会によりきものショーはメインでした。 Read about the previous event here 先月のきものサローネ・レポートはこちら: 「きものサローネ2016」Kimono Salone Finally it also is cold enough to wear some thicker kimono, so I could wear my Jotaro Saito Jersey kimono for the first time. (When I purchased it, it was hot summer.) Combined with an antique and vibrant obi this was a very nice outfit. (Apart from the fact that nothing worked that day and...

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「きものサローネ2016」Kimono Salone

Yesterday I jumped back into my kimono, did my hair and went to Kimono Salone - a 3 day event / exhibition of kimono brands in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. 昨日は久々に着物でお出かけしました。初めての「きものサローネ」へ! But let's start from the beginning - as always with my outfit: I finally tried to do Nihongami again. It was quite a fight, because I used a cheap stupid extension which doesn't work well for Japanese hairstyles. But I somewhat won the fight. Instead of Japanes-y accessoires I used a vintage comb I...

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