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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!