Furisode lesson, beautiful results!

We had a special furisode lesson today. Furisode is formal kimono for unmarried (young) woman. Usually other(s) help dressing since it has long sleeves and a obi sash for a furisode is heavy.
 But they dressed up on their own!

Knots are arrangement of bunko tie.

Make wings in front,

Squeeze your stomach and then turn it on your back!

I am so so so happy to see these young ladies in gorgeous furisode!


Fun to select a set of kimono for a French samurai and a furisode lover

I appreciate this blog introduce me many kimono fans. Recently, I had fun kimono shopping with them.

Marine, who is eager to wear furisode on her own, enjoyed furisode watching (not shopping) at a kimono wholesale. There are various beautiful furisodes!

Brice, a samurai movie fan who just arrived in Japan, selected a set of kimono with me at Chicago in Harajuku. He got a how to tie sash lesson by me in a fitting room, and went out from the shop in kimono.  
This is in total 13,000 yen coordination with juban under kimono, kimono robe, obi sash, haori short coat and two cords. He was lucky to find a kimono for his height.

And then, we practice how to eat Japanese lunch in kimono. Since to handle kimono sleeves properly is a bit difficult for a first timer.


Sushi, kimono and culture: Dining with locals on a visit to Japan

What a honor, AP editor who came to my sushi class, wrote about me. Even The Washington Post and New York Times introduced the article.

What I was wearing was a wool kimono from my husband's grandma. It is a bit small for me, but I love to wear since smaller kimono is much better for such cooking jobs than a longer kimono!

I also wore kimono apron to hold kimono sleeves and a triangular gauze towel on my head. This is traditional housewife style when doing house chores.

Please read her article from here.

She wrote a lot about I didn't realized. I respect this is real professional job.