|Tabi socks, and the right way to position feet|
A few months ago, I took a kimono dressing class. I've always been fascinated with kimonos, I find them extremely beautiful and elegant. However, putting it on was not as easy as I had imagined- the two hour session I spent copying the instructor normally is spread over twelve lessons, for the basic kimono. Countless hours, ties, butterfly knots and lots of patience were involved in the process.
I remember I felt quite sick that day, and the layers and tightness made me panic a little, but once I saw the final result I was so happy and I didn't want to take it off. I wish I could wear a kimono every day, as it completely changed the way I walked and behaved. I felt quite sophisticated and graceful. I also found out interesting details about the undergarment, something I was always curious about.
It was one of the most wonderful experiences I've had in Japan, and I feel so lucky I was able to try this part of the culture. I'm also very thankful to the instructors at the school, Inspire Space Hiroo, and to my amazingly patient and skilled photographer, who made me feel so comfortable.
Read my full story here.
All photos by Maaserhit Honda
|The collar has to be symmetrical with the back|
|My kind instructors and stylists|
|I played copycat for two hours, so difficult!|
|Tying the obi by myself was the most difficult part!|