It’s 2018 already! How was your holiday and did you decide your New Year’s resolution? One of mine is “Move (動)” and I do the first writing of the New Year on 2 January every year. The photo is one of them. You may recognize that the photo above shows the opposite side of … More Belated Happy New Year 2018!
photo:kimono wasai contest There are many ways and opportunities to learn about kimono depending on your aim and purpose. If you just want to learn how to wear kimono, you can simply join the kimono-wearing classes. However, if you are looking for something more, for example, you want to gain a deeper understanding … More Are you interested in “the Kimono Technical College”?
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
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