Koubou (工房 in Japanese) means atelier or studio in English. As its name suggests, kimono Koubou is creating kimonos and its accessories. This is the place to go if you are looking for a special kimono only for you, which would be hard to find in a commercial or chain kimono shop. Koubou is … More What is Koubou(工房)?
If you would like to wear a kimono for yourself or dress someone else in a kimono, you will need to learn how to put on a kimono correctly. There are many kimono schools in Japan that teach students how to correctly put on a kimono depending on your desired level of attainment and … More Omenjyo-a diploma/certification for kimono dressing
We are happy to announce that KIMONO NOTEBOOK is now available in English! WHAT IS KIMONO NOTEBOOK? KIMONO NOTEBOOK is an online service to help your learning more about the deep world of kimono. You can look up more than 600 kimono words both in English and Japanese with images. Some contents … More KIMONO NOTEBOOK in English available now! Look up more than 600 kimono words with images
Let’s imagine you are going out for lunch with your friends and also you’re invited to a party. You’re going to the theater to see a musical. And you are willing to wear a kimono! Then what kind of kimono will you pick to wear for these different occasions? Is there any … More “Komon”– a versatile kimono suitable not only for everyday wear but for semi-formal occasions
Hi there! Thank you for reading and supporting international Wabijin:) Today, I would like to hear your opinions about kimono-related career. Have you ever thought to become a kimono dresser or coordinator? Currently it may not easy to find kimono school held in even English though we have English-speaking instructors. Also, we … More Interested in being a kimono dresser/coordinator?
You might already know, there are certain rules that apply to wearing a kimono depending on the occasion, age or marriage status of the person whom will be wearing one. Have you ever seen the most formal kimono for married women? It is an elegant black kimono with a beautiful pattern around … More “Kuro-tomesode”, popular by non-Japanese as black dress
Happy New Year 2017! May this be a happy and fruitful year. How was your holiday? The photo is my new year’s kimono. I and my sister got dressed each other and she set my hair styling too:) I have two kids, a boy and a girl, and they had been … More Belated Happy New Year!