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Wasai – The Art of Kimono Making

Today want to write about my obsession for wasai (和裁). 3 years ago I started to learn how to make kimono. Read all about the passion of making kimono with my own hands.

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Kimono Lessons in English

A few months ago I started to teach the art of kimono dressing. Today I want to introduce 2 of my precious girls and show you how far you can come in just 3 lessons.

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Kimono Dressing Contest in Kumamoto 2017

There’s a yearly kimono dressing contest in Kumamoto and it was my second time to participate. Wanna see the outcome? Here we go!

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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~!

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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!

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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!

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