Tag - SALZ Tokyo

「撮影」Dirndl vs. Kimono Photoshoot

A few weeks back I had another fun photo shoot with a more complex theme and location. Also I upped the number of models to two! 最近、面白い撮影を考えてみました。今回は、少し深い意味の着物撮影で、モデルさんは二人で! Dirndl vs. Kimono Photoshoot ディルンドル vs 着物 As the name suggests it actually was no competition yet I came up with this idea inspired by the ever boiling "cultural appropriation" topic in the U.S. Although it almost never happened, I did get called out on social media that I should not wear kimono as I am not [...]

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「注染」How to: Yukata Pt.2 / Chuusen dyeing

※Continued from my previous article / 前回の記事の続きです To continue the journey of my original yukata let us take a look at the next step: Fabric dyeing. In this case the traditional Japanese dyeing method called: 伝統的なオリジナル浴衣の旅の続きです。ついに、染めに入ります: Chuusen (注染) This craft of dyeing has been invented in the Meiji period (1868-1912) in Osaka and is a very practical way of dyeing a long bolt of fabric at once. My fabric was dyed in Hamamatsu though. 明治時代の大阪で生まれた染め技術「注染(ちゅうせん)」は12mの反物を染めるために便利な方法だそうです。 今回は静岡県浜松市の染め工房さんに染めて頂きました。 The steps look like this: ① Adding of paste For kimono and yukata usually [...]

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「趣通信にインタビューされた」Interview with Omomuki

Recently I had a fun interview with Kevin from 趣通信 (Omomuki Tsuushin) (a popular kimono site) about what sparked my interest in kimono and what inspires me. It was a great open dialog and we laughed a lot. The interview is only available in Japanese, but if you are interested please have a look: https://ommki.com/news/archives/11582 この間は趣通信にお世話になりました。 「趣着物」とのハッシュタグでInstagramでも大人気の着物・和の紹介をされるケビンさんにインタビューされました。 着物を着るきっかけから私のインスピレーションなどについて、色々楽しく話しました。ワクワク〜 お互い着物に夢中で幸せな時間すごせた。お誘い本当にありがとうございました。 是非このインタビューを読んでみて♡  https://ommki.com/news/archives/11582 写真も様々よ。 最後に「ケビンポーズ」(笑)ケビンさんのオリジナルポーズでよくイベントでも盛り上がります。 PS: I am wearing my watermelon design yukata! One is available for purchase in my shop. 手作りのデザイン浴衣をきています。一点のみですが、通販で販売しています: https://www.etsy.com/listing/527549502/salz-tokyo-watermelon-yukata-half-and?ref=shop_home_active_7 趣通信もぜひフォローしてみて。着物の着付けてやイベントについても色々便利な情報があります。 Homepage:https://ommki.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omomuki_gram/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ommki/ Best, Anji

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「掲載された」WAttention Tokyo Magazine

Recently I had an interview with the free magazine WAttention Tokyo about my work and story. 先日、観光客向けのフリー雑誌「WAttention Tokyo」にインタビューされました。 The magazine is aimed at tourists and available across the globes airports and hotels. The Tokyo Magazine is Japan exclusive of course and if you want to pick one up yourself - the Vol.24 with my interview is still available until September 15th, 2017. (To be found at the Shinjuku New South Tourist Info, Seibu Ikebukuro Tourist Info, Haneda and Narita airport and [...]

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「デザイン草履」SALZ Tokyo Zouri

Last autumn I designed and had my own and first SALZ Tokyo zouri sandals made. After testing them several months I'm still super excited, so I wanted to properly show them here: 数ヶ月前、初めてのデザイン草履を作って頂いたぁ〜 SALZ Tokyoの初オリジナル草履だわ! 回数、履いた上で、ちゃんと紹介したいと思います: Even it sounds like what everybody would say who made their own item - they are genuinely the most comfy and favourite zouri I own now!! At first I was a little concerned if I went too overboard with the high wedge design but surprisingly they are super lightweight [...]

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「着物についてのインタビュー」Interview with The Daily Dot

After someone took a photo of me wearing the Space Invaders kimono in a train station and putting it online, Twitter completely blew up so that the photo/tweet was seen by 1.4 Million people and was retweeted over 15,000 times. この間、手作りのスペースインベーダー着物でお出かけしたところ、駅に「着物の写真を撮っていいですか?すごいですね!」との事がありました。 顔なしの写真でしたのに、次の日ツイッターを見たら友達からのメッセージで「コレもしかしてアンジーですか?話題になってるよ!!」で先日の写真が!! とんでもない事になってた!オー 今まで見た人の数はなんと140万人で、リツイートは1万5千回以上です。 I didn't know about it until a friend tweeted me like "Is that you, Anji? This tweet is going viral!!" - and it indeed WAS me! What a weird feeling this was. I never got much recognition for what I do [...]

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