Kimono and hat


I had an opportunity to experiment a demonstration of my passion hat and kimono!

I love Traditional Kimono, but living in Scotland, there is not so much occasion to wear them.

And also there are lots of rules for dressing Kimono.

And I see the product so called Kimono in the shops all over, I disagree with those are called Kimono….

I was wondering there are so many traditional Kimono what you can purchase in Japan, which have much more detailed design and beautiful colours.

I love the traditional way of dressing Kimono, but one you are not specialized dressing the Kimono, it is hard to wear traditional way…

So, I use my Japanese Kimono ( They are produced in Japan as Traditional Kimono ) dressing with accessories you can find in your wardrobe.

Mrs. Yamazaki is founder’s wife of this event all over from Japan. She said she got lots of complements at the Sainsbury’s as she was wearing Kimono before the demonstration!!

How wonderful is that! 🙂

Reiko is wearing beautiful ivory casual komon houmon-gi and deep crown straw cloche with lace trimming with lace skirf and lace gloves. Instead of Obi sash belt, using knitted scarf and cotton flower printed scarf as obiage belt which are tied around hipborne for 20’s style. Pixie is wearing beautiful chrysanthemum motif houmon-gi kimono. Gorgeious Fukuroobi is tied in front. Wearing my handblocked sinamay 50’s style shallow crown hat.

Everybody!! who helped me for the demonstration!! at beautiful Trinity Hall in Aberdeen. Everyone enjoyed different themself! Ane me( on the left ) and Chika ( on the right )were wearing Haori ( kimono over coat )! Thank you guys!

Reiko is wearing elegant Ivory komon houmon-gi Pixie is wearing gorgeous gold chrysanthemum motif houmon-gi Bijoux is wearing Yukata ( Summer kimono for casual occasion ) what her mum Chika was dressing with my handblocked sinamay roses headpiece. Ruth is weraing beautiful lilac houmon-gi underneath, peticote, and cummerband and thin belt with chiffon scarf with my handblocked silver cocktail hat is matching with cummerband.

Jeniffer is wearing bow tie blouse and wool kommon ( small patterned motif as design ) kimono which is drapped on the back as bustle style and wide pants with thin belt in front. and my hand blocked felt hat with big phesant trimming. Pixie is waking with my handblocked ivory 50’s style hat.

Mrs. Yamazaki is wearing Camellia motif wool kimono. with thin belt with knitted shawl. My handblocked wool felt topper is really suiting her.

Mrs. Yamazaki said she was wearing this at Sainsbury and people are complementing how she was wearing and relaxed looking.

Beautiful light blue kimono and lime houmon-gi with handblocked sinamay big brim Hatinator. Ruth is wearing lilac houmon-gi.

Neo Tokyo vs Tokyo in 2019

After visitend Manga exhibition in British Museum in London, made me feel like watching Akira again….

To be honest I forgot detail of the story, but I got goose bumps after watching…

Story is situated in 2019 Neo Tokyo after the World War 3, Akira was started in the comic book in 1982, and film was released in 1988.

And scary thing is next year is Olympic year in the story…

Tokyo,,,certainly wasn’t like after the World War 3 like story of Akira.

But we don’t know where we are heading to…I felt Tokyo is very different from when I used to live…

Only we know is next year is Tokyo Olympic 2020, that is same as Akira’s story…

We humen have power to create incredible creation, but how we use and control is always the problem.

Let’s hope we humen are powerful enough to make the world kind to humen and life in general!

Tokyo Olympic stadium in the film it made 30 years ago…





How similar to 35 years old comic book image?! Real Tokyo Olympic stadium constraction site early stage.










While I was reading up about Katsuhiro Otomo who created Akira…
He is defenetly hybrid of dad!! Beautiful work and strong motif.
His son Shohei Otomo is incredible artist using ball point pen…


WOW, what a detailed art work!! Shohei ball point pen art workLoop LP record!! Make me try to draw using pen now!!!!