アヤ先生のレッスンin熊本

アヤ先生との出会いはインスタでした。まだまだインスタを使いこなせていない頃、こんな素敵な方と巡り合いました。いつも素敵なコーデで、着付けが抜群のアヤ先生にやっと目にかかることができました。しかも、熊本にて~!

日本暦初(?)の外国人振袖新造

これは恐らく日本で未だにないこと:外国人が振袖新造になる!江戸時代…すみません、肥後時代の金髪の女子がどんな顔をしていたのでしょうか?気になりますね~

My Day as a furisode shinzō

During the Golden Week (first week in May) I had the chance to participate in the biggest historical show in Kumamoto City: the oiran dōchū. Find out more about the day when I became a Japanese prostitute in Edo-Period.

15th Lesson: Wedding Kimono

Probably the most special kimono among all kimono: the wedding kimono. What’s so special about it? How many kinds of wedding kimono do exist? And what do all those little items symbolize? Read all about the fashion of Japanese brides.

熊本の新しい地方タレント?!

ほんの少し前から私は人生初のレギュラー番組が決まりました。初出演はどうだった?人生が変わった?なんで出るようになったの?全てお答えします!

Your Own DIY-Obi

Do you sometimes find those pictures of beautiful obi and think: “Damn! Where can I buy that?” And then you realize the sad truth: it’s self-made and not for sell. But how can one make an obi? And can you also make an obi out of non-kimono fabrics?

Being a TV-Star in Japan

It’s not long ago since I started to be a regular member on the local TV show “KumaPAWA” aired in Kumamoto Prefecture. How was the first time? Is my life changing? Read more about my experiences of being a local TV star.

Kimono Fashion Show in Kumamoto

Kimono has a wide range of different types and ranks. There are kimono for every day, for a formal event, special kimono for dancing, and of course special kimono for geisha (芸者). All this kimonos where put together in a big show. See what you have missed!

Oiran-dōchū – The Parade of the Prostitutes

There wasn’t a big difference between prostitute and trendsetter in Edo-Japan – this is what the film “Geisha” told us. But what we mistakenly see as a geisha (芸者) is actually something different – the so-called oiran (花魁). Find out more about the fashion icon in old Japan!

Learn How to Kimono in Japan

“Kimono” literally means “the thing to wear”, but it’s actually not that easy to dress up. In Japan there are several courses where you can learn how to wear a kimono (kitsuke 着付け), but which one is the right one for you?

Winter in Kyūshū

The southern island Kyūshū lies on the same latitude of North Africa. So when we think of the climate in North Africa, no one would think of snow. Would you? Well, in Kyūshū everything is possible.