Hi there! We did kimono styling for Jessica san, TV personality, for NHK Educational TV on Jan 1, 2017 at 12:00pm!
For English program:
NHK World Premium Jan 2, 2017 Japan time 0:30-2:00 all English! You can watch it via App too.
She would like to wear a kimono which reminds of New Zealand, her home county with brighter and darker nature colors. Her choice was Homon-gi kimono. Basically, formal homon-gi kimono are rarely dark color, therefore, it was little hard to find but one of rental shops have the one!!
Kimono provider : Rental Kimono-ya Kan
Akemi san at Azure Style introduced the shop to me:) Thank you Akemi san!
Second point was the obi-age. Those 3 are the some of proposals, but at the end, I chose the top green one to remind NZ nature color. (Second blue one looks a bit different from the actual color because the photo are not high resolution…more beautiful color!)
And same happens that formal obi-age are usually pale colors and i could find easily if another texture such as chirimen. This is pure silk and one of kimono shops I visited has those brighter colors selection fortunately!!
According to them, they also ordered those colors to a dye-craft center in Kyoto, and they were surprised that “Can you really sell such colors obi-age in Tokyo?!!”
And yes!! XD
Thanks to so many peoples, this styling was born:) If you can watch Japanese NHK, please check it out!
Thank you for reading!