• 「SHISHUMANIA初個展開催」SHISHUMANIA joint exhibition

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    「SHISHUMANIA初個展開催」SHISHUMANIA joint exhibition
    Long time no see on my blog! Isn’t this year just like a crazy nightmare?Since my last entry in April not much has changed in the world of COVID it seems. Although things seemed a little better in Japan during June, we are now hitting the second wave with cases spreading all across the country.. Staying home since March (apart from maybe 3-4 careful...
  • 「行田市忍城時代まつり」Gyoda Oshi Castle Jidai Matsuri

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    「行田市忍城時代まつり」Gyoda Oshi Castle Jidai Matsuri
    On November 10th, Gyoda City (Saitama prefecture) celebrated its annual “Oshi Castle Epoch Festival” (忍城時代まつり). Since epoch festival sounds kind of weird to me, I just kept the blog title in jinglish (japanese-english) as I feel it sounds nicer.Gyoda (行田市) is a city with rich culture. Once the main producer for tabi aka. kimono socks Japan wide, the city still has many craftsmen and...
  • 「新潟の芸妓遊び」Geigi (Geisha) Banquet Experience in Niigata

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    「新潟の芸妓遊び」Geigi (Geisha) Banquet Experience in Niigata
    Recently I started to make some effort to see a little more of Japan. Some of you may have noticed from my social media, that I visited Niigata. (Actually for the second time.) Last time I learned that Niigata is one of the biggest locations for Geisha/Maiko culture in Japan. (They are actually called “Geigi” in Niigata!)Many may instantly think of Kyoto (and you...
  • 「キモノとビジネス」Kimono and Business

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    「キモノとビジネス」Kimono and Business
    Last week I was invited as a guest speaker at the Ritsumeikan University. みなさん、ごきげんよう。台風続きで困っちゃいますね。もうこれ以上被害がでないでほしいです。 気温の変化も激しくなる今日この頃ですね。マスクに咳している人も目立つ季節となりました。ご慈愛下さいね。 さて、今回のお題ですが、先週、なんと、あの立命館大学でお話をする機会を頂いてしまったのです。以前、都内の大学でもお話をさせてもらっていますが、関西に初進出です(おおげさか! 笑) 素敵な立命館大学大阪茨木キャンパス(通称:OIC) Before my visit I was really thinking about what I should wear. Firstly I thought, it would be best to wear a new tailored and well-fitting kimono to show that I am a professional.But then I thought… Wearing an expensive or well fitting kimono is rather easy, and...
  • 「2019年度 足袋コレ」Tabi Collection 2019

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    「2019年度 足袋コレ」Tabi Collection 2019
    How are you doing? The summer still seemed to have stretched out in Japan, my hometown in Germany however seemed to have entered Autumn moods. Now it is October! Can you believe it? Time flies so fast. 残暑の中、如何お過ごしでしょうか?ついに10月に入ってしまいましたね~。朝晩は涼しくなってきましたが、日中は真夏さながらの日差しと湿気がすごい日がまだありますね。ご慈愛のほどを。 On the 22nd of September 2019, the Tabi Collection (called “tabicolle 2019”) took place at the Edo Tokyo Festival in Ueno, Tokyo. In case you feel...
  • Kimono Styled & Restyled 「ファッションとしてのきもの 1300 年」

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    Kimono Styled & Restyled 「ファッションとしてのきもの 1300 年」
    Last month I went to Osaka and Kyoto for a couple of days. (Mixing business with pleasure) A friend of mine introduced me to this interesting exhibition by the Kyoto Textile Fabrics Wholesaler’s Association which just had their 50th Anniversary. Luckily I had time to check it out before heading back to Tokyo. 先月は関西に行ってきたついでに、「ファッションとしてのきもの1300年」との着物展示会に出会いました。写真はOKでしたので、こちらで軽く紹介したいと思います。 This exhibition was beautifully curated and showcasing the evolution of...
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