12 Jun

Kimono Workshop for Elementary school

Kimono Experience went to an elementary school in Upper Westside to give two classes in the 3rd grade kimono workshops. (It was the 8th year.) I went with two assistants (including a professional dresser, Chisa Sakurai), carrying 15 children’s Yukata sets and a formal kimono set.

The program for a 40 min. period was the following.
1. Power Point Presentation about Japanese Kimono
2. Kimono dressing demonstration (dressing a teacher in the most formal kimono for unmarried women)
3. Yukata (casual cotton kimono for summer) dressing demonstration for a boy and a girl
4. Students try dressing yukata each other.
Everyone enjoyed experiencing yukata dressing!