Welcome to our new category “Weekly Kimono Finds”, where we will review what happened in the Kimono and Japanese Fashion scene. We closely follow many regular kimono wearers and kitsuke lovers around the world and already have presented quite a few in our Kimono Showcases. From today on, we want to share our kimono finds with you on a regular basis. Let’s get started!
Rikarin, the Tokyo Fashion Blogger
Rika, or Rikarin as she calls herself, started as a decora girl in Harajuku. Being part of a group of decora girls, she made a lot of friends and enjoyed hanging out in Harajuku. If you are interested in decora, you can find lots of pictures of decora girls on japanesestreets.com and TokyoFashio.com. Decora can range from simple and cute to pretty extreme, with almost an overload of accessories.
Becoming a decora girl in Harajuku, as with other conspicuous forms of fashion and cosplay, comes with raised attention by people around you. In Harajuku, these people include professional photographers and bloggers, through which she got in contact with the people from TokyoFashion.com. Now she is one of the main contributors to the TokyoFashion-Youtube channel, but she is also very active on her own Instagram account @rikarin_6doki. Of special interest for us is her video about Hatsumode, which is the first visit of a shrine in the new year. For her video, Rikarin visited the Meiji shrine in Tokyo while wearing an absolutely stunning kimono, which she combined with her unique Harajuku-style. But see for yourselves:
New years greetings from the CYBERJAPAN girls
A little bit less traditional, yet definitely worth a look. But what can you expect if you are supposed to dance in a club, like the CYBERJAPAN girls. For the new years party in club Vision in Tokyo, 4 girls of the CYBERJAPAN Team K dressed up in light kimono style dresses, even completed by an obi. A very interesting and party-compatible style!
VISION ニューイヤーparty Kana. Karen. Kanae. Kazue #チームＫ の４人でした！ 新年から激盛りで最高のPARTY初めでした ありがとうございました 今年もたくさんのPARTYを盛り上げます #CYBERJAPAN #dancers #cjd_karen #selfie #CYBERJAPANDANCERS #tflers #happy #new #japanese #girls #makeup #eyemakeup #smile #kimono #costume #club #party #newyear #2016 #shibuya #VISION
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The CYBERJAPAN dancers have recently become famous, even internationally, for their dance performances in clubs and at events. You can find out more about them at cyberjapan.tv or by going to the club Ageha in Tokyo, where they regularly perform.
Kitsuke in France
The Kilo-Shop Kawaii owner showed up in Paris with a surprising look for French standards, after getting a lesson in how kitsuke is done. We think: Good job!
Ce matin Émilie nous a montré comment on met un kimono et son obi, voilà le resultat et bientôt une vidéo-tutorial! Émilie showed us how to put a Kimono and his Obi, this is the result! #kiloshop #kiloshopkawaii #thisweek #lookoftheweek #style #kimono #obi #sakura #rockinghorse #traditional #japanese #japanesefashion #fripe #friperie #vintage #used #secondhand #japan #fashion #kawaii #mode #bonplan #marais #paris
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This weeks kimono finds on Twitter
— リュンリュン (@ichi_ryu0615) January 9, 2016
A kimono that probably makes everyone jealous, displayed by Momo-san.
— もも (@momodayuu) 9. Januar 2016
If you are interested in Japan, you might have heard about AKB48, or Akihabara48. But have you heard about the Osaka version, NMB48 (Namba48)? Both are basically the same thing, different city, different girls. We found this nice shooting of Reina Fujie, a current member of NMB48 and with over 100.000 followers on Twitter, she seems to be one of the really popular ones.
— 藤江れいな (@nya_n017) January 6, 2016