September 15, 2014

Kimono Show Opens Sept. 30th in Tucson!

I've been helping out with this exhibit for the last two weekends. If you are in the area, come by. It will be a great kimono-wearing event! The gardens officially open to the public for the 2014-2015 season on Oct. 1st.
Map link for Yume Gardens is here. 
See you there!

September 9, 2014

Some of my Kimono will be on display!

Yume, our local Japanese Garden, is creating a kimono exhibit that will be up for two months! 
Yours truly was called upon to loan kimono and accessories for the display! The really nice thing is that the garden director wants a wide section of different types of kimono (i.e. everyday kimono) rather than just the fancy stuff. Kimono and obi will feature different levels of formality as well as garments showing seasonal changes. 

Photo courtesy of Ikue Belland

Here is the announcement by the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition. 

I'll be there and if the weather is cool enough, I will be wearing that bingata kimono in the photo!
I hope to see you there.