vol.6 A Yakatabune Yukata party at Kachidoki, Tokyo Bay!

 

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vol.6 A Yakatabune Yukata party at Kachidoki, Tokyo Bay!

reported by Chihiro Ogawa, Kimono Dressing Instructor&Dresser.

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She is a first grade Kimono dresser certificated by Kimono Culture Academy and Kimono consultant. Since her mother is a Wasaishi(Japanese dress maker), she is familiar with Kimono in her childhood. She is interested in Kimono and Japanese culture again during living abroad. Based in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, she provides Kitsuke(Wafuku dressing) school and Kitsuke(Wafuku dressing) service.

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Yukata Party 2012 Report3

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Continued from previous report, it is time to take a picture.

The party is in its final stages now. It’s picture taking time!
Enjoy the experience of their gorgeous Yukata styles.

 

 

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Miss M wore a bright-blue Yukata and her smile was very charming.

 

 

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Wearing an elegant Yukata Miss O changes her facial impression beautifully by putting on an obi very intelligently.

 

 

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Miss M creates an attractive atmosphere by wearing her Yukata.

 

 

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They actually met for the first time at this party and took  a friendly picture together.

 

Left) By wearing a classical style Yukata, Miss T shows her good taste of summer obi.

Right) Miss N is gorgeous in this Bingata Yukata.

 

 

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Wearing Shibori Yukata Miss K, portrays a unique style.

She is a very attractive woman who perfectly represents the words “Traditional Japanese beauty”.

 

 

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Red color is portrayed in her Yukata.
Miss Yuka has an aura of that somehow shows a feeling of nostalgia.
She is an opera singer with an exquisite voice.

 

 

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Miss A has calm personality and is  wearing a Sibori Yukata.

 

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One more nice shot of her, Her hair style is very attractive, isn’t it?

 

 

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Miss O wears a Sibori Yukata.
Since she used to be a flight attendant, she is calm and her  behavior is like that of a lady we admire.

 

 

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Here are three beautiful ladies!
Miss T, Miss M, Miss H.
They all have a different presence to them and each Yukata they wear is very beautiful. Take notice of their unique Geta!

 

 

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Miss I participated at a Yukata party last year.
Her Yukata style was completely different from the previous time she wore one.

 

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She is a calm lady, and her obi has a pretty design on it.
The combination of the outfit was very charming.

 

 

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Here’s everyone:D

 

How did you feel?
Space is limited so we cannot show every nice photo we took.

 
Thank you for coming to our Yukata party.
We are looking forward to seeing you at any of our future events!

The staff of MIKOTO

 

 

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Yukata Party 2012 Report 2

 

Click here Yukata party vol.1.

 

 

Hello everyone!!

Continued from the previous report, it is Belgium quiz time!

 

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My hair style is like chimney! (Laugh)

 

 

Let’s take a look at what kind of quizzes we had.

 

(1) Which country did Belgium became independent from in the 19th Century?
(2) GODIVA is famous for its chocolate. Where is its birth place?
(3) How do you say “Japan” in Dutch?
(4) What do you call beer made in Trappist monasteries?
(5) “The Geographer” was painted by Vermeer. What kind of clothing is the man wearing?

 

The answer to the last question is Kimono.

 

 

Now, International Vermeer and Vermeer-Related Events were held in Tokyo at the Metropolitan Art Museum.
In addition, Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in the 19th Century. It is said that the Japanese Kimono was popular in the Netherlands and Europe around the 14th Century and many artists completed paintings of persons dressed in Kimonos.

 

I thought Belgium is a long way away from Japan, unexpectedly enough, Belgium and Japan have “a Japanese Kimono bond.”

 

 

Answer check….! Who answered all quizzes perfect?!

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What presents did they get?

In addition, each party participant receives
a special coupon in a gift bag which is given to them at the end of the party.

 
We listened to a brief lecture and learned that Belgium beer is very profound!

 

 

These glasses…. and

belgian beer

This one. Do you see the differences of its shapes?

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It is said that there are many types of glassware for beer in Belgium. For example there are tulip types, sacred cup types, wide at the bottom types, a woman’s body type and so on…

 

We have to select the glass with beer brand.
Belgium beer is sold with a particular type of glass and to drink it in any other kind of glass is   incorrect.

 

 

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How many gorgeous glasses sit on the kitchen counter!

 

 

There are more than 800 beer brands, and there are beer kinds such as wine beer.

 

If you have the opportunity, why don’t you try and enjoy drinking Belgium beer?

 

 

Continues to Part3…

Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono dressing show

 

Hello everyone!

I went to see a Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono dressing show last weekend.

Juni-hitoe(Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono)  is a ceremonial robe that was
the proper attire for court ladies and daughters of the warrior-class
families in the Heian Period and after.

The juni-hitoe were termed “color clothes” because
the aristocrats of the day matched the color of the juni-hitoe with the season.

Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono

There were two dressers both front and back. (can’t see the back side from this photo though…:)
A front dresser must get on her knees to get dressed to a noble person not to breathe her.

Dressers use only two koshihimo strings to get dressed.

 

Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono

Beautiful layers? Color coordination patterns exist more than 200!!

 

Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono

Back side looks like this…

 

Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono

How’s it? The weight is around 16 kg!

It is tough to be beautiful all through the ages, isn’t it?

 

Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono

This is the best angle to take a shot!

 

Hope you enjoy:D

MIKOTO

Yukata Party 2012 Report 1

 

Hello everyone!!

 

We had the yukata party on Augst 11 this summer in Ginza, Tokyo.
Let’s take a look at the partyキャハハビール

 


“CHEERS!!”

Ladies enjoy talking each other with Belgian beers and foods.
The theme of the party is “Belgium” so the party was held at the Belgian cafe.

 

Talking of Belgian foods, you may remember waffles, chocolates, and
mussels!

Belgian cafe

 

Here’s olive.

Belgian cafe

 

And you see french fries:D

Belgian cafe

By the way, do you know that french fries are Belgian in origin?
Then why it is called “French” fry?

 

Belgian people speak both French and Dutch.
So it is said that the person who met a Belgian who ate french fries and spoke French was a French.

 

 

Her smile are really cute!
She drinks her beer with keen relish!!

She is in Bingata yukata.

Bingata is a famous Okinawa-native dyeing technique with
bright vivid colors, using stencils.

 

Continues to Part2…