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Hoping to revive industry, Japanese kimono makers seek Olympics tailwind

May 8, 2018

Hoping to revive industry, Japanese kimono makers seek Olympics tailwind

At a century-old workshop in a quiet Tokyo neighborhood, craftsman Yuichi Hirose brushes dye across meticulously hand-cut stencils laid on fabric, using a traditional technique to produce contemporary kimono patterns. Demand for the elaborate, elegant centerpiece of the Japanese wardrobe is in decline, but a ...

The traditional kimono never goes out of style

Oct 22, 2017

The traditional kimono never goes out of style

by Misha Janette

The fusion of traditional Japanese culture with contemporary life isn't a new concept, but as trends change the results can vary greatly. On the runway, we are seeing sophisticated ideas that infuse new looks with time-honored tastes in subtle yet effective ways; while on ...