Tag - Tokyo

「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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「コンクリートジャングル」Concrete Jungle

Tokyo's concrete jungle sometimes can be overwhelming. But it also lures you with all its colours and lights. Endless opportunities for shopping and food. Masses of people pushing through the streets like blood cells in the arteries, giving this metropolis live. 東京のコンクリートジャングルは時に過食気味に感じることもあります。 でも、その一方で、その色や光であなたを魅了するものでもあります。買い物や食べ物も数え切れないほどの場所があります。右から左へ流れる人々が、血管を流れる血液のように、この都市に生命を与えていると思いませんか? Shinjuku's Kabukicho used to be a rather dangerous area controlled by the Yakuza. Today it is rather safe - yet still has countless "pink" businesses and host clubs up to date. A perfect place to go full on with a bold [...]

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「秋の着物撮影」Photo shoots from autumn

Currently there is still quite a backlog of kimono photo shoots and events I went to and haven't written about yet so I will post a bit about stuff I did back in October/November. One last minute, yet rather difficult shoot to execute (in terms of location and props) was with the popular Russian model and artist Ellen Sheidlin aka. Sheidlina. With an incredible current following of 3.7 Million people on Instagram I was super intrigued that she wanted to work [...]

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「箪笥リメイク」Refurbishing my kimono closet

For a long time now I wanted a proper way to store my kimono. Japan gets really humid in summer, which can make the silk kimono moldy, light can burn the colors and of course there are insects which just love to eat holes in your favorite kimono, so they need to be protected. Cedar wood is a natural insect repellent and kimono closets are constructed that they close almost air tight. (The wood expands and shrinks depending on the weather, [...]

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「レトロ着物撮影」Kimono flapper girl photo shoot

Before the ones in Kyoto, I actually had my first own produced kimono photo shoot last December. The idea occurred to me after my friend and I visited a private open house exhibit in October 2016. It was a stunning house, previously owned by a photographer named Nakamura. It had been well preserved in its old style including the interior. It felt like if I had travelled back in time. The family even allowed us to browse through albums of the [...]

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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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