Unique, Beautiful, Entertaining: Arita Ceramics Fair

When you think of an old Japanese town, everyone would think of Kyoto. But there are even more old towns left in Japan. One of them is Arita in Saga Prefecture and it is also the birth place of Japanese porcelain.

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20th Lesson: How to Fold a Kimono

This topic is probably the most hated topic among my kimono students. Here are step-by-step instructions of how fold a kimono or yukata.

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The Shrine for the God of the Sea and All Lovers on Earth

Last year in November I was invited by the Miyazaki International Foundation to give a presentation about my life as a foreign kimono teacher and my home Germany. It was my first time in this amazing city, which hides one of the biggest shrines for the Japanese god of the sea.

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New Year’s Outfits 2018

Happy new year!! 明けましておめでとうございます (akemashite omedetō gozaimasu)!! Check out my kimono outfits for New Year’s and help me to get out of a big and terrifying hair and make-up crisis. 🙂 Continue reading New Year’s Outfits 2018

着物をもっと世界へ~ムスリム女子旅編~

先日は仕事でムスリム女子旅のモニターツアーにお手伝いさせていただきました。参加者の女子の初きもの体験を密着!!どのような意見をいただいたのでしょうか?着物の魅力を改めて感じました。

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A Walk Through Kumamoto’s History of Literature

Kumamoto is located in the center of the southern Japanese island Kyūshū. Two of the most famous writers in Japan lived here and were inspired to books, every Japanese knows. Follow the tracks through Kumamoto’s literary past and look for inspiration on this tour.

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私の初きものサローネ

着物女子暦5年!ようやく私もきものサローネに行ってきました。まだ行っていないあなたのたまには私の第一印象をたっぷり伝えさせていただきます。

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Uto Jizō Matsuri – The Special Summer Festival

Uto jizō matsuri (うと地蔵まつり) is one of the 3 big and well-known summer festivals in Kumamoto Prefecture. Find out more about the festival celebrated for the Bodhisattva who protects kids and pregnant women.

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19th Lesson: How to Clean a Kimono

Recently I receive a lot of messages about how to wash or clean a kimono. Today I want to show you how to was a kimono or yukata.

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18th Lesson: Looking Traditionally Dressed – NOT!

Following the kimono rules, not following them is a never ending discussion between kimono professionals. And of course while this discussion is going on, some things were invented for looking like following the rules. Here we go!

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