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Friday, April 19, 2013

Japanese Kimono Fashion Show Part 1

I went to see the Kimono Runway Fashion Show at the Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Station in Manhattan this afternoon.

Wow, there were so many models and such beautiful kimono, I have never seen so many kimono show 
at once. 
It was inspiring to me indeed. I got to study how to wear all kinds of kimono.

I got to sit in the front row, where it was easy to take photos. 

The Fashion Show was organized by Hoshoen corporation based in Japan, and LIBRE.

I have gathered similar types of kimono as the ones in these photos. 

Type of Kimono
(long sleeves, usually worn young or single woman)
Most of today's kimono was in the traditional motif.
The above blue kimono is modern, and I like the pattern
with roses and butterflies with gold leaves arranged
on a black and white base.
The Obi completely matches with the kimono.

Usually, kimono and obi are sold separately.
We prepare three obi for each kimono (ideally)
so that each time we dress in a kimono,
we can use a different obi for variety.

Some of the models live in New York, and many came from Japan. 
The Obi of the woman in front, in the red kimono holding the yellow fan, is so bold and impressive.


  1. Where can I buy one of these? I've been looking at this one kimono for a long time now and I really want to buy it.

  2. Hi! Thanks for your question. The fashion show was presented by a company from Nagoya city in Japan. Please google Hoshoen Corporation, you may be able to find ways to buy over the net. Good luck!