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. :)