Sunday, 12 December 2010

Third Kimono Jack in UK

Hello everyone,

I can't believe that this past weekend we had our THIRD Kimono Jack event in UK! You might ask where are the photos from our SECOND Kimono Jack, and I will tell you that this past few weeks I've been slacking significantly.... so I promise to be a good organizer and post them very soon.

This time the road took us to Birmingham for their annual Christmas Frankfurt Market. We walked around, had some German sausage, I had a nice cup of mulled wine, and generally had lots and lots of fun.

We even had few new people join in. I'm hoping we will see these ladies again at the future KDJ events.

One of the wonderful things about Christmas Markets is that we get to try a lot of different foods. These here are Dutch pancakes.

The January KDJ will be held in London on January 22nd. We have not worked out the details as to where to meet and what to do, but I will update as soon as I know.

~ Lyuba

Monday, 6 December 2010

December Kimono Jack in Birmingham

December Kimono Jack is less than a week away, but I'm only now writing about it. SHAME ON ME!

In December we will occupy Birmingham Christmas Frankfurt Market. How fun is that?! Going to Christmas Market in kimono was always a dream of mine, and looks like this Saturday it will come true. Come dresses in your best (and warmest) Christmas/holidays inspired kimono for a day of shopping, yummy food, mulled wine and general fun.

December 11, 2010

Birmingham Frankfurt Market
Victoria Square and New Street

11- ?

See you all there! 

Friday, 12 November 2010

Second Kimono de Jack UK in London

Tomorrow is the day of second Kimono Jack in London. Come join us at the KEIKO Tea Bar in Camden Market at 11 am. We will check out the teabar, maybe do some early Christmas shopping (or just shopping) and go to lunch at 2pm at Sen Nin

As always, wear kimono is you have one. :)

We are looking forward to seeing everyone there! 

Monday, 25 October 2010

November Kimono de Jack in London

Kimono de Jack events are becoming more and more popular in Japan, spreading from Kyoto to Tokyo and other prefectures. But Japan is not the only one country that could have Kimono Jack, after all the essence of Kimono de Jack is to create more reasons to wear kimono for kimono lovers.

The very first Kimono de Jack in United Kingdom was held on October 23rd in London. Five kimono enthusiasts came to support the event, sporting gorgeous kimono and practical raincoats. It did not rain right away, but when it finally did everyone were very happy to have them on. Please check out the details of event here:

For November Kimono Jack we will be visiting the new KEIKO Tea bar at Stables Market in Camden. Please wear kimono if you have one. Other than that, there is no rules! Come and have fun with us!

November 13, 2010

KEIKO Teabar
Stables Market ,
Chalk Farm Rd - Camden,
London NW1 8AH
Shop 744/755/855/856
Looks like Chalk Farm tube station is the best if you compare to this map:

11:00 - ?

What to do: 
Check out the tea bar, have some tea and enjoy wearing kimono. Maybe even do some early Christmas shopping.  

Sunday, 24 October 2010

First Kimono de Jack outside of Japan

Now that the very FIRST Kimono de Jack in UK officially happened, it's time to take a deep breath, relax, and start posting about it right?

Yesterday was a historical day in life of UK kimono lovers and Trafalgar Square became the meeting place for the very FIRST Kimono de Jack outside of Japan. Five kimono enthusiasts meet up there at 11 am to promote and enjoy wearing kimono.

We walked around National Gallery a little, then went to to our favorite Piccadilly Circus area and finally got lunch at SO Restaurant (which was super yummy and reasonably priced). After lunch some of us went to get ice cream at Häagen-Dazs, the best ice cream place in the world if you ask me :)

Next Kimono de Jack will be on November 13th, at Camden Market.

Friday, 22 October 2010

First Kimono de Jack tomorrow!!!

Are any of you as excited as I am? And I'm VERY excited :) :) I'm looking forward to tomorrow because Kimono de Jack will be held for the first time outside of Japan.

If you are in the area, come to Trafalgar Square at 11am and hang out with us. Wear kimono if you have one, but if you don't we will get you addicted in no time!

It will be FUN! 

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Kimono de Jack FLORIDA

I'm very excited to announce that Florida now has its own Kimono de Jack :) :) :) Check them out at:

Granted they are in South Florida, so my friends from NW Florida will not be able to attend :( But maybe, just maybe they will start their own Kimono de Jack for NW FL? Who knows? :)

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Ichiroya mentions Kimono de Jack UK in their newsletter

Today when I opened up another Ichiroya newsletter I saw that they mentioned Kimono de Jack UK in there! It took me completely by surprise and of course made me very happy. THANK YOU VERY MUCH Ichiro & Yuka Wada for supporting Kimono de Jack UK. :) :) :)

Below is the excerpt from their newsletter: 

Dear Customers & Friends
Hello from Japan! This is Kimono Flea Market ICHIROYA's
News Letter No.364.
From couple of days before, it became cool, 
and now we wear long sleeve shirts. 
We are very happy that¡¡long hot summer ended and  autumn 
finally came! How is the weather in your place?
As we wrote, Kimono de Jack event became popular and 
spread from Kyoto to Tokyo, Fukuoka, Gunma and so on.
And the event  spilled out over to the world! The first
Kimono de Jack abroad is 
determined to be held in London 23rd October! 
It must be fantastic and fun if Trafalgar Square will be full 
of kimono dressing people! 
Here is the information of Kimono de Jack in London. 
We are very happy if you have a chance to join the event!  
 *About Kimono de Jack event.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

HYPER JAPAN on October 1-3, 2010

Less than 2 weeks to go to another exciting event, HYPER JAPAN. This year it's the first year HJ is happening, but from their website to their Facebook group, it is promising to be GREAT! :)

We will be going there on Saturday, October 2nd. I imagine it wouldn't be too hard to spot us, in kimono again. :) Or even better, we could be lost in a crowd of people in kimono right? One can always dream. ;P

The meeting time is around 10:30-11am at Liverpool Station. Below is the information on how to get to the venue:

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

First Kimono de Jack in London

Kimono de Jack events are becoming more and more popular in Japan, spreading from Kyoto to Tokyo and other prefectures. But Japan is not the only one country that could have de Jack, after all the essence of Kimono de Jack is to create more reasons to wear kimono for kimono lovers.

The  very first Kimono de Jack in United Kingdom will be held on October 23rd in London. There are no rules, no obligation to stay. It is encouraged to wear a kimono to the meet up, after all, the event is created as a reason to wear kimono. But if you don't have one, do not despair. Come anyway and enjoy the day.

October 23rd, 2010

Trafalgar Square, London

11:00 - ?

What to do: 
Possibly visit the museums at the Square, get a cup of tea of coffee, and enjoy the company of fellow kimono lovers. 

Monday, 20 September 2010

London Japan Matsuri 2010

London Japan Matsuri 2010 happened this weekend. It was bigger and better than last year, especially since the event used up the whole Spitafields Market. It sure got crowded fast though, because those 30,000 people that came last year came again and brought friends!

This year there were many people in kimono again. Some were yukata, and some were in fully lined kimono. At first I thought those in yukata will get cold, but crowds made it very hot so I think those people were the most comfortable. :)

 Meanwhile, I'm planning on holding the first Kimono de Jack on October 23rd, and 2nd on November 13th. Details to follow. :)