17th Lesson: Kimono Seasons

When you walk through the streets in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka or even Kumamoto, you’ll see that Japanese are so fancy and chic. And they change their look every season. Japan is a culture, where you dress depending on the season – maybe more than in any other culture of the world. Read more about the roots of Japanese fashion culture and the old Japanese calender.

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Local Cuisine: Tsuboitei

This place makes you feel like you’ve Japanese relatives with a flair like your aunt’s home and traditional local cuisine with fresh ingredients produced in Kumamoto. Located right next to Hitsuyūkan Highschool it’s super easy to find.

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メイド・イン・菊池:Wizのアクセサリー

「ピアスはどこで買っているの」とよく聞かれますので、本日私の一番好きな熊本在中のアクセサリー・デザイナーをご紹介いたします。

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Handmade accessory Wiz

Earrings are an essential item when wearing a kimono. The bigger the better! Today I want to introduce my number one handmade accessory store in Kumamoto for earrings and hair accessory.

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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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16th Lesson: Japanese Sandals

“I bought a kimono and would love to go out wearing it, but I’m still not sure what shoes I should wear?” Read all about Japanese sandals. How are they called and what is the difference? And most important: how much do they cost?

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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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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~

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