Jenny (Finland) I had always been interested in Japanese culture, especially kimono and when I got older I had the chance to actually wear one. A few years ago I started studying chado. One day one of my friends from chado borrowed me a lovely kimono to actually wear. I fell in love with … More My Kimono Story #8
Hi everyone:) We are happy to announce that we have started “MY KIMONO STORY” from all over the world! Your story may provide someone the confidence and opportunity to start wearing Kimonos. Your stories about a special event which started your interest in kimonos or the reason why you started kimono life, might entice … More “MY KIMONO STORY” finally started!
ICHIYUKI (Germany) For me Kimono is like a painting and so I gave every single Kimono I own a name. I always have been interested into art in general; I think that is the reason why I also fell in love with Ukiyo-e. My name is Laura, born 1989 in Heidelberg, Germany. My passion for … More My Kimono Story #7
MIHO Last spring I purchased my first kimono. I got engaged and we thought that we might go abroad after the wedding. I had liked kimonos before but despaired at wearing one, because I couldn’t do it. Besides, nobody else around me was wearing a kimono. Finally, we … More My Kimono Story #5
CHIOKO (USA) KIMONO USA My love of kimono has led me to wonderful adventures that I would have never anticipated. I spend four years in Okinawa. We had a Japanese culture class once a week for an hour, teaching us Japanese etiquette, simple phrases in Japanese and how to sing folk songs. I first wore … More My Kimono Story #6
LINDA (The Netherlands) http://www.orandakitsuke.com http://www.facebook.com/OrandaKitsuke My name is Linda, I was born in 1983 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For years I’ve been fascinated by Japan, its culture and the kimono. It makes me sad to know that the kimono is slowly dying. A few hundred years ago, thousands of people worked … More My Kimono Story #4
CHIHIRO Kimono Dresser/ Instructor Kimono Salon – SHIKI – I think that the first encounter to Kimonos was when I was in my mother’s belly. My mother was a Wasai-shi(sewing kimonos) so I had been familiar with Kimonos as long as I remember. I haven’t always been interested in Kimonos. I thought, as a child, that … More My Kimono Story #3