キモノジャック in PARIS
Started by 11 kitsuke enthusiasts from kyoto the [ KIMONO DE JACK ] meeting reach PARIS and FRANCE for the third times !
Let's meet at the front of Sacre Coeur Basilica the 6th of january 2013 !
More info : http://walin.jp/france/event/
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Thanks to the Fukuno yokata Handon team for sharing this Matsuri with french people of lyon !Ganbare Nippon !
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Long time for me no post nor practice my Kitsuke ( shame,shame,shame).
Last week end I decides to sweep away the dust from my tatoshi and dress up in kimono for the opening of the new Japanese association of my town ( Lyon NinhonJinKai) .
Lyon NinhonJinKai : http://lyon-japon.net/
At the opening ceremony I had an unexpected encounter with Madame Kakue Kanda who is a Kitsuke teacher and run her own school the Sensui Kimono Institut in Chiba , I was kind of nervous to be introduce to her because I had only 20 minutes to put my kimono before the cocktail and I didn’t choose a really appropriate kimono for this start fall .
Hopefully it seems I pass the examination, the ladies were very interested by my Portuguese galleon obi and we had an interesting conversation about it in a strange mix of English, Japanese and sign language.
Madame Kakue Kanda and other kind ladies of her institute also invites me to the kimono demonstration which held the next day.
I decide to go in coral iromuji + my bat nagoya obi ( I figure after the show that i tied my front panel o-taiko upside/down ... but maybe for "bats" its is ok :p ).
Those demonstration present a large panel of kimono :
- Kitsuke for Shichi Go San, graduation and causal event.
- Geisha Kitsuke
- Kitsuke for each season + explanation
- Wonderful shibori aizome kimono show ( unfortunately I didn’t catch the name of the dye master )
Plus martial art, shodo and Japanese puppetry demonstration !!
I hope we will have more such high quality event in my town now we have not 1 but 2 (!!) Japanese cultural centre .
You can see more pictures and video here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/shiborisan/sets/72157622501983902/
Since few years i collect maiko/geiko and odori items.
From time to time you can find interesting items with good price on yahoo japan auction, and in my last "shopping trip" I literarly found in love with a maiko's style susohikI coverded with Tachibana blooming and auspicious Noshi.
Maybe it belongs to an Maiko Hanshin studio or a dance group ?
After 22 years of existence the french-japanese cultural center of my town finally have to close .
A sad news but they decided to do a last but huge party for all the members.
For the occasion i decided to try a plum blossom theme kitsuke and as we have this crazy weather we call "giboul??e " in France in march (something like snow-rain-full sun-Hail at the same times ) i had a faux-(indead)-fur shawl to face the cold.
My fianc?? worn his white&dot ensemble ( and got tons of compliment :sigh ... i am jealous
At the party we had the chance to see soba making demonstration, a very cheerful moment !