2016 Kimono Show at Queens Flushing Library

February 07, 2016 (Sun) 2pm-3pm Queens Flushing Library

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Style and Movement: the Japanese Kimono

Part1:Style and Movement-Graceful movement Part2: How the beauty is made-Techniques for Dressing

Kimono Experience主宰の菊池恵美による着物ショー。着物は芸術だがそれ以前に身に着けるものであるという観点から、美しい所作と着付け技術を紹介します。 第一部は様々な着物の紹介に始まり、所作の良い例と悪い例をスキット(寸劇)で。第二部では水内ゆかりによる帯結びデモンストレーションと、3タイプの婚礼衣装を小物の由来などを含めて紹介します。演出は宇垣あかね。 フラッシング図書館の無料プログラム。日本語を学ぶアメリカ人学生達も出演します。

出演者&スタッフ紹介

Emi Kikuchi
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Producer/Script writer/Dresser/Emcee
Kimono Experience主宰。 プロフィールページをご参照ください。









Akane Ugaki
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Director
Akane made a New York devout as a director in Let Her Kick (NAAP) in 2015. She has worked as an associate director in Spring Awakening, The Sound of Music, The Little Mermaid (Shiki Theatre Company) Betrayal (directed by Gavin Mitford) in Japan. Also, she was an original cast of Wicked in Tokyo Production. Endless love and thanks to family and Andrew.





Susan Hamakar
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Emcee
Susan is the founder of JapanCulture•NYC, an English-language website that is one of the city’s leading resources for Japanese-related stories and events. Half Okinawan and half American, Susan grew up in a small town in North Carolina and feels fortunate to live in Manhattan, where she is surrounded by Japanese culture. Susan contributes stories to Shukan NY Seikatsu and Chopsticks NY, and she has served as the emcee of a kimono show at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri and as a moderator for Okinawa-related programs at Japan Society. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @japanculturenyc.


Ryo Shiba
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Emcee/Model
Ryo is a lawyer, dancer, singer, novelist, and podcaster. His mother has always said he was a dancer before he could walk. Apparently, Japan was too small for him, so he sailed to America in 2010 and has been based in NY ever since.










Azumi Tsutsui
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Aikido/Model Azumi is an actress/model from Osaka, Japan. She has appeared on TV commercials and productions such as Mitsubishi Jisho, McGraw-Hill, Peking Food, Samsung Milk App Promotion, FCI Morning Eye and Gutto Chikyu-bin. She has also appeared on films that have received many acclaimed awards at film festivals such as Telly Awards, Ciclope Festival and Cannes Lions Festival. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress at Sparrow Film Project 10. Her recent works include the movie “Marjorie Prime” where she co-stared with Tim Robbins, Geena Davis, John Hamm and Lois Smith. She is a black belt in Aikido.


Yoko Yamashita
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Dancer/Model/Dresser Yoko is a singer and actor, has started her carrier at the age Three and appeared in TV programs, screens, Musical Theater and Opera in Japan. Since moving to NYC, she works with many Opera companies in NY area such as Regina Opera, Amore Opera, New Rochell Opera and so on. Her upcoming roles are Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera in March and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro in July with NY Opera Forum. Not only a singer and an actor, Yoko is also a kimono dresser, and consultant of Japanese culture and trained in Japanese Traditional Dance.





Akiko Tokuoka
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Dancer/Model Akiko is a Japanese dancer, choreographer, certified both Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis instructor and actress. She was featured roles at Lincoln Center, Blue Note, Brooklyn Ballet, New York Fashion Week Collection, Kennedy Center (D.C.) and so on. Akiko specializes in Japanese classical dance and performed in the “Obi-Tying Demonstration” at the Metropolitan Museum of the Art. More recently, she performed in the Off-Broadway Musical “Heather Smiley for President.” and the Off-Off Broadway play “Jyou En” at the Theater For the New City in NYC.


Yukari Mizuuchi
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Dresser/Obi-demonstrator Yukari is from Saitama, Japan. She graduated from a beauty school in Tokyo and worked at a hair salon in a top fashion district in Tokyo, Omotesando for three years. After that, she became a freelance hair designer and came to New York in 2012. She is a Kimono evangelist in New York and participates in events and shows as a hair designer and Kimono dresser.





Yumiko Sensui
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Model/Hair/Dressing Assistant Yumiko was born in Tokyo. Trained hair and kimono dressing for daily life, fashion show, editorial and events. Works at salon in midtown New York.










Lizzette Salmeron
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Model Lizzette is currently in junior year at the City College of New York pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering. During Lizzette’s first year of college she’s taken a Japanese language course each semester and has been participating in Japanese cultural events when she was able to. She has three kimonos of her own because she finds the garments to be beautiful and unique pieces of art. Thus, here she is participating in this event.


Seika Ito
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Model Seika is a singer, actress, and dancer in Japan and in NYC. At the age of 12, she debuted on a film “Out of This World” for the role Tsubame Misora directed by Junji Sakamoto. She has been in numerous scripted TV series, music videos, and TV commercials for companies such as Nintendo and Ikedamohando Co, Ltd. She was also a radio reporter at FM Yokohama. She played Liat in the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, “South Pacific” in NYC.








Nanako Ohsawa
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Model Nanako was born in Saitama, Japan and has been living in New York over twenty years, working as a business translator. In her youth she was taken with American culture and in the process of assimilating herself to her new environment, she began to lose touch with her Japanese heritage. For the last several years, she has been reconnecting with her roots through participation in Kimono studies as well as in a Japanese choir group performing at mostly charity events. Prior to living in New York, she also spent several years in North Dakota, Iowa and Hawaii for high school and college.







Shoji Kumamoto
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Model Shoji hails from Fukuoka Japan. He started singing in 2010. He performed at the world famous APOLLO theatre twice, picked from over 20,000 people as a 1 of 4 solo vocal finalist of McDonald’s gospel fest 2015. He does model and act. He worked as a groom model for one of the biggest Japanese wedding photo company, now He is a cast member of kids’ educational show At the Wave.








James Flynn
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Model James was born and grew up in New Jersey and has been living in NYC since 2008. Prior to 2008, he has lived in Kobe and Osaka for 5 years and taught English there. During his stay, he appeared in a local TV program called “Happy English”. He is bilingual in English and Japanese. He holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Fordham University and he currently teaches ESL at a NYC public school. Aside from teaching, he got married last summer and in his free time, he enjoys reading books, watching political news, and playing video games.






Shiyo Kaku
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Model Shiyo was born and grew up in Tokyo until age 13 and has been living in NYC since then. She is trilingual in Japanese, Chinese, and English. She holds a Master’s degree in Japanese Pedagogy from Columbia University and she currently teaches Japanese at the University of Pennsylvania as a full-time language lecturer. Aside from teaching, she is married to James Flynn and in her free time, she enjoys reading books related to foreign language education, eating out, going to karaoke, and watching Broadway shows. She participated as a model in 2013 Kimono Fashion Show.




Nami Takagi
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Model/Dresser Nami is a kimono stylist and KaedeNYC’s business manager. A fashion stylist with more than seven years of industry experience, Nami is not only a traditional Kimono stylist but she also loves to collaborate with lots of artist to create great work. She works with both modern and traditional styles, and has a wide knowledge of Kimono and contemporary fashion. Constantly building her confidence and professional technique in kimono dressing have given her a huge portfolio of beautiful work and a lot of satisfied clients. She has a Kimono professional consulting license in Japan with 6years experience.




Saori Morris
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Hair/Make-up/dresser Saori has worked in Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, Toronto and New York as a hair, make-up and nail artist as well as kimono dresser. She trained in Tokyo and London and has worked on film and TV, for magazines, working on shows and taking seminars, specializing in weddings.








Akiyo Koyama
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Hair/Make-up Akiyo is a Japanese Hair&Makeup Artist with over 15 years’ experience. She has been working for advertising, fashion, TV shows, celebrities, weddings and so on. Her specialty is clean, camera ready makeup and hair that enhances natural beauty as well as Kimono hair. Akiyo is an extremely passionate and curious individual who never stops exploring. She is now based in New York but also owns K.inc, a Hair & Makeup Artist agency based in Tokyo. She occasionally goes back to Japan or to other locations shooting abroad for clients in Japan too.






Toshitsugu Kubota
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Hair Toshi was born in Kochi Prefecture and raised in Hyogo Prefecture in Japan. After graduating beauty school, worked at hair salons in Nishinomiya City before joining Universal Studios Japan. There, he created wigs worn by the various characters at the theme park. Moved to the U.S. in the fall of 2008. Since then he has worked in various kimono shows. Currently works at Salon Wave in NYC.







Yukie Nammori
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Hair/Make-up Yukie started her hair makeup carrier since she was in Japan, she assisted some famous artists who work in fashion, TV, music industry. After she moved to NYC, she has been working with great artists for fashion magazines, fashion shows, commercials and music videos.









Mami Inari
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Hair/Make-up Mami was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. She worked at a hair salon for 7 years and was able to gain a lot of skills and experience there. Since she moved to NY, she has gained experience doing NY fashion shows and weddings and also, she has been doing makeup for models for magazines or websites. The motto is ”Constantly trying new things gives my life value”









Tomomi Sano
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Hair/Make-up Tomomi grew up in Tokyo, Japan where she was influenced by Tokyo fashion culture from her early age. Tomomi had worked at hair salon its name is ”Mod’s Hair” in Aoyama and Ginza,Tokyo.2014. She had just moved to New York and started to her hair & makeup career.


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Gallery Talk at the MET—Get Wrapped Up: Poetry and Art of the Kimono

Photo by Marianna Siciliano

Photo by Marianna Siciliano

Photo by Marianna Siciliano

Photo by Marianna Siciliano

メトロポリタン美術館のジャパンギャラリー(日本の着物展示をしているギャラリーです)にて、”Gallery Talk” (黒留袖の着付けデモンストレーション)をいたします。 キュレーターの方とのQ&A形式で説明をしながらの着付けデモです。 各回20分で3回ほど行う予定ですので、いつおいで頂いてもご覧になれます。
ちなみに、キュレーターのモニカさんは現在の着物展示の説明文を全部おひとりで書かれた方で、日本語もかなり堪能でいらっしゃいます。
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Kimono: A Modern History” の関連イベントで、展示場内各所で同時にいくつかの催しが行われます。ポエムのワークショップ、型染め体験、お琴の演奏(石槫雅代さん)、着物着付け&トーク(菊池恵美 Kimono Experience)などで、ギャラリーの着物を観賞しながら、お好きな場所で立ち止まって催しに参加できるようになっております。 お誘いあわせの上、お気軽にお立ち寄りくださいね。
Kimono: a Modern History は、来年1月4日までです。

Schedule:
Friday Evening Gallery Event—Get Wrapped Up: Poetry and Art of the Kimono (Friday, December 12)

Performance
Get Wrapped Up: Poetry and Art of the Kimono—Musical Performance
Friday, December 12, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Free with Museum admission

Gallery Talk
Get Wrapped Up: Poetry and Art of the Kimono—Unwrapping the Kimono
EMI KIKUCHI, KIMONO EXPERIENCE
Friday, December 12, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Free with Museum admission

Artist Demonstration
Get Wrapped Up: Poetry and Art of the Kimono—Artist Demonstration
Friday, December 12, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Free with Museum admission

Gallery Program
Get Wrapped Up: Poetry and Art of the Kimono—Poetry Workshop
Friday, December 12, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Free with Museum admission

ご報告: お蔭様で大勢の方々にいらしていただきました。どうもありがとうございました。小さなギャラリーに200人余りの方々がおいでになり、Q&Aも盛り上がりました。10月の帯結びデモに続いてアメリカ人の参加者がかなり多く、日本の着物文化に興味を持つ方の人口の多さに、METの方も驚いていらっしゃいました。嬉しい限りです。
Kimono: a Modern History は、来年1月4日までです。

Obi-Tying Demonstration at Metropolitan Museum of Art

10月19日(日曜日)4:00pm-4:30pm at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
メトロポリタン美術館にて、Obi-Tying Demonstration(帯結びのデモンストレーション)を行います。 9月27日から始まる特別展示、Kimono: a Modern History の関連イベントです。午後3時からの Sunday at the Met プログラムの一部で、30分ずつのレクチャーに続き、最後の30分間で3種類の帯のデモンストレーションと、婚礼衣装の白無垢の帯についての説明をします。美術館に入場した方は無料ですので、どうぞお誘いあわせの上お越しくださいね。

Sunday at the Met (Sunday, October 19)
Kimono:a Modern History

Welcome and Introduction
3:00–3:05 p.m.
John T. Carpenter, Curator, Department of Asian Art, MMA

Free Lecture
Kimono and Modernism: Old Is New Again
3:05–3:30 p.m.
Sharon S. Takeda, Senior Curator and Department Head, Costume and Textiles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Free Lecture
Imagination and Creation: The Kimono’s Influence on Fashion
3:30–4:00 p.m.
Akiko Fukai, Director and Chief Curator, The Kyoto Costume Institute

Free Lecture
Obi-Tying Demonstration
4:00–4:30 p.m.
Emi Kikuchi, Kimono Experience

1.Furisode (traditional) -model: Mako Ito
2.Furisode (contemporary) -model: Yuko Nagasue
3.Homongi -model: Akiko Tokuoka
4.Shiromuku (bridal) -model: Azumi Tsutsui

Staff: Michiko Sipell (kitsuke assistant), Akiyo Koyama (hair&makeup), Yumiko Sensui (hair&makeup,kitsuke), Yukari Mizuuchi (hair, kitsuke)

Formento+formento for LovesArt at Hotel Maccarren

September 14, 2014

フォトグラファーの Bj Fomento氏と奥様でアートディレクターの Richeille Formento氏主催で行われたフォトセッションパーティーで、ライブ着付けを行いました。場所はブルックリンのホテルのプールサイドです。アシスタントをして下さったのは、Nami Takagiさん。 午後7時から9時のスロットで、モデルさん3人を着付けました。伝統にこだわらないコーディネートで、ということでしたのでご希望も交えて色々面白い試みをしてみました。振袖、お引き摺りなど衣装はRicheille氏のコレクションから。男性羽織袴と花嫁小物はKimono Experience. ライブ直前のコーディネートも有りで、スリリングなイベントでした。写真はBj氏提供のプレビューですが、完成品はまた後ほどお楽しみ下さい。
with Daria Protsenko, Matthew Messinger, Warrent Satt, Mark Barnard, Michelle Vrebalovich, Edelman Robert, Klein Gallery, Emi Kikuchi, Marina Guidos, Joey Oso & Brie Barbaccia

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Photo by Bj Formento

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Christpher Ong Madame Butterfly Candle 発表会

February 11, 2009

インテリア&ライフスタイルデザイナーのChristpher Ong さんの 香水入りキャンドルの新作発表会がありました。 テーマは「マダム・バタフライ」。 パーティーの演出で、男女のダンサーが情熱的なダンスを踊り、マダムバタフライをイメージさせるモデルが着物で登場して華を添えます。 私の着物を持参し、モデルのMayokoさんに着て頂きました。 メイクはトモコさん、ヘアは私です。 その他クレジットは英語をご参照ください。

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NY子供きものフォトツアー 2010

May 04, 2010 NY_photo_tour-1_2010 NY_photo_tour-3_2010 Etsuko PlanningのEtsukoさんのコーディネートで、 写真家の中村郷 (Go Nakamura) さんに かわいいお子さんたちの写真を撮っていただきました。ヘアメイクはヒロコ・サクリパンテさん、着物と着付けは私です。 11歳の女の子たちは振袖、もうすぐ十三参りの年齢です。 6歳の男の子は羽織袴姿で、お兄ちゃんたちはタキシードで決めました。タキシードにスニーカーが粋でしょう? NY_photo_tour-2_2010 NY_photo_tour-4_2010 NY_photo_tour-8_2010 NY_photo_tour-7_2010 NY_photo_tour-6_2010 NY_photo_tour-5_2010   撮影スポットはまずブルックリンからスタート。 ブルックリン橋のたもと、ダンボ地区とつづき、マンハッタンに入ってタイムズスクエアとブライアントパークの回転木馬あたりです。 NY_photo_tour-12_2010 NY_photo_tour-11_2010 NY_photo_tour-14_2010 NY_photo_tour-13_2010 NY_photo_tour-15_2010 NY_photo_tour-16_2010 NY_photo_tour-17_2010 NY_photo_tour-18_2010 とても素敵な作品の数々ができました。Etsukoさん、素晴らしいプロフェッショナルの方々との出会いをありがとうございます。 “New York着物フォトツアー“のお問い合わせは こちらから。

ISF国際七五三 2011

今年のInternational Shinto Foundatin 主宰の国際七五三は、2011年10月22、23日の週末にジャパンソサエティで行われました。 今年もまたボランティアの着付けに行ってまいりましたが、それと同時に、Kimono Experienceに着物レンタルをお申し込みいただいたお客様の着付けもいたしました。今年は3歳用の羽織袴のお申し込みが5歳用よりも多かったことに驚きましたが、関西の方では男の子も3歳でお祝いするそうです。お子様の健やかな成長を祝い、未来を祈る晴れやかな式典にふさわしく、ご家族の皆様の笑顔があふれる2日間でした。 撮らせて頂いた写真と、お客様から頂いた素敵な写真をご覧下さいね。

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Kimono Show at Queens Flashing Library 2013

2007年に初めて着物ショーを行ったクイーンズのフラッシングライブラリーで再び着物ショーを行いました。 今回は趣向を変えた結果、モデル・パフォーマー・スタッフ含めて40名余りの大所帯になりました。 季節に伴う行事と着物の紹介の他、お稽古事や伝統芸能で着用される着物を、日本舞踊、狂言舞の実演を交えて紹介しました。お蔭様で、皆さんとのチームワークもガッチリで大変楽しいショーとなりました。どうもありがとうございました。

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Kimono Workshop at Anderson School 2013

ニューヨークの公立小学校では3年生で異文化について学びます。アッパーウェストのアンダーソンスクールに毎年呼んでいただき、3年生全クラス対象に浴衣ワークショップを通して日本の着物文化を教えています。 午前中に3クラス、各45分間です。 

前年までは着物の歴史・種類についての説明の後、先生をモデルに振袖の着付け実演、男女子生徒に浴衣の着付け実演、最後に半幅帯を2人一組になってお互い締め合うというものでしたが、今年は浴衣も帯も3人一組で着付け合いました。生徒さんは皆、目を輝かせて楽しそうに着付け合っていました。かなり独創的な帯結びをする子も。 どうして着物が普段着られなくなったか、それでも日本人に愛され続け、特別な衣装として受け継がれているのは何故かなど、一緒に考えてみました。