Tag - Wafuku

「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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「FKI展 & ルミロック」Year end kimono fun

Time seems to fly faster and faster these weeks. It's December and suddenly I feel overwhelmed with work - but that's a great thing after having a little too silent past months. Colder weather and the years final month calls for kimono events and the popular "忘年会" Year-end parties! So I found myself running around between 4 appointments yesterday. One was the FKI展 - Fashion & Kimono & Ikimono exhibit which is basically a joint pop up store in the famous Isetan...

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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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「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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