Miki (Tokyo)

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PROFILE プロフィール
Miki belongs to the 45-54 year old age group. She is married and is living in Tokyo with four cats. She is an office worker. She was dressed in kimono by her family members on new year days in her childhood. As she grew up, she learned to wear yukata by herself but she could not wear kimono yet. When she attended formal occasions, she was dressed by her mother.
About three years ago, when she was looking at a cat patterned kimono in a department store, she was invited to a kimono wearing class that cost only 500 yen per lesson. She took four lessons and also learned from her mother, so then she became able to wear kimono by herself.
She would like to wear kimono more often and casually, so she is trying to have opportunities to wear it and so she is attending kimono events.
She has 23 kimono at her place. She especially likes meisen and she has 5 meisen kimono and komon, tsumugi and omeshi. She also has some formal kimono and out of season kimono at her parents’ place.

美貴さん、45-54歳の年齢のグループ。既婚、営業事務の仕事をしながら4匹の猫と一緒に東京都で暮らしています。
こどもの頃はお正月にはご家族に着物を着せてもらっていました。成長するにつれ、浴衣は自分で着られるようになりましたがフォーマルな場に着物で出席するときはお母様に着せてもらっていました。
3年ほど前、デパートの着物売り場で猫柄の着物を見ていたとき、店員さんに声をかけられました。そこでは500円で着付けを教えていて、美貴さんは4回ほどそこで習い、またお母様にも教わり、一人で着られるようになりました。今もなお、さらに楽に着るにはどうしたら良いか時々お友達に習いつつ、もっと普段に着たいと思っています。自分で着られるようになってからは着物で集まるイベントに積極的に参加するようにして、着物を着る機会と着物姿の人を見る機会を増やしています。
お手持ちの着物は23枚。小紋、紬、銘仙、お召などが中心でそのうち銘仙が5枚。このほかにご実家にフォーマル着物や季節外の着物を置いてあり、必要に応じて取りに行ったり入れ替えたりしています。

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