Posts Tagged ‘aloha shirt

Pagong Kyoto Yuzen Dye Experience and Workshop Tour

Pagong Kyoto Yuzen Dye Experience and Workshop Tour

Pagong, a sponsor of this website, offers tours of their Kyoto yuzen dye workshop and a hands-on yuzen dye experience. Participants get to make a furoshiki wrapping cloth for one of two yuzen stencil patterns: there is a demon pattern and a peony pattern – ‘his’ and ‘hers’. Both are from Pagong’s historic catalog of …

Pagong and Paris Collection

Pagong and Paris Collection

Pagong collaborated with fashion designer Ji Haye for her spring/summer 2011 haute couture show for Yumi Katsura. Michael: So you are back from Paris, what do you think? Kameda-san: Yes, I just got back to Kyoto and the fashion show was a very moving experience, so, so exciting and I feel great appreciation and gratitude …

Beautifully Frightening: Kyoto Aloha Shirt Marker Pagong’s Haunted House PR Coup

Beautifully Frightening: Kyoto Aloha Shirt Marker Pagong’s Haunted House PR Coup

Why go to a haunted house in the summer? According to Japanese culture, there is a good reason. Recently a client from Walt Disney Imagineering was in town that is very interested in Japanese ghosts and haunted houses in general. He was in luck because there is a new haunted house in Kyoto. It is …

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono

Recently I met an entrepreneur born and bred in Kyoto but has a modern, international and novel approach to Japanese traditions such as the kimono and has recently started developing a new business based on this. He is making gorgeous Hawaiian aloha shirts from vintage silk kimono. Masaki Hitomi was the 3rd generation owner of …

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