Posts Tagged ‘kimono

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 …

Kyoto Okaju Japanese Lacquer ‘Fude’ Brush Pen

Kyoto Okaju Japanese Lacquer ‘Fude’ Brush Pen

A number of Kyoto companies and artisans working in the traditional Kyoto industries have begun to develop novel products for contemporary lifestyle that are based upon or utilize some aspects of tradition. These products are especially fascinating to me because many of them could not really be developed anywhere other than Kyoto. I recently came …

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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