Yukiko – Problems

PROBLEMS 困っていること I feel it is troublesome when the kimono I often use fray at the hem. I have other kimono I could use, so I have to think about the value of the kimono before I repair it, because it costs so much. It is also possible to sew on ribbon, but I really…

Yukiko (Tokyo)

PROFILE プロフィール Yukiko is living in in Tokyo, belongs to the 45-54 age group and is married. She is an office worker and also volunteers as a guide in a huge botanical garden. As she does her guiding wearing kimono, foreign guests really like it, and this influences the Japanese guests. From childhood she was…

Emi’s Kimono Story (Part 1)

STORIES 着物物語 The komon that I am wearing is important to me because I can’t forget how I felt in the shop when I put it on. I found a new me when I put it on. It was a wonderful feeling. It was my first kimono purchase and so it is where my kimono…

Keiko (Tokyo)

Keiko is in the 45-54 year old age group and is married with one child and a dog. She works part-time as an office clerk. She is learning to dress others in a kimono school and she sometimes dresses people in furisode or houmongi. She wears kimono to fancy parties, events, ceremonies and also she…

Harumi’s Kimono Story (Part 2)

STORIES 着物物語 My second is story is about these two kimono, which are the products of “Kirei” brand that I loved in my 20’s. I bought them with money I had earned myself. The brand has now finished but the kimono company is still in existence. I really wanted to buy them a little bit…