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!

27 May

Kyoto Club Kimono Wearing Class

Learn how to wear kimono by yourself and enjoy outing in beautiful seasons! kyoto Club offers you kimono Wearing Class (4 times) taught by Emi Kikuchi at Japan American Association. Register required in advance.
5/27, 6/10, 6/24 and 7/8 Sundays from 1pm to 3pm Japanese American Association of New York 49 W 45th St 11th floor, New York, NY 10036
23 May

“CAIPA Asian Heritage Night 2018” kimono show

Worked in the “CAIPA Asian Heritage Night 2018” event on 5/23/18.
It was gorgeous entertainment including strings music, taiko drum and traditional costume fashion show (Korea, China and Japan). Japanese costumes are, Homon-gi (formal) and Wedding Kimono for bride and groom.
Thanks to the models who mastered runway choreography in a short time, you look great!!

Kimono and dressing: Emi Kikuchi
dressing & assistant: Yukari Mizuuchi
Hair & Makeup: Akiyo Koyama
(All photo credits go to “CAIPA Asian Heritage Night 2018” and abiya7)
Special thanks to Ms. Marika Sorimachi and Ms. Mayuka Inaba for the screen photos.