8/24/2011

Summer Kimono Event - 夏の着物イベント


This week we held our first event! Our Summer Kimono Event was a chance to visit my kimono school and take a lesson on how to wear yukata. The event was open to any woman; those who already had yukata and those who were trying it for the first time (one of the lesson prices included a yukata).

今週、初のイベントを開きました。『夏の着物イベント』は私の着物教室で浴衣の着付けのレッスンを受けるチャンスでした。浴衣を持っている方でも、初めてチャレンジする方でも、女性にオープンのイベントでした。


Choosing a yukata and obi is not as easy as it sounds. First, there's your personal preference of colours, and trying to find a yukata in a colour combination - with a print - that you like. Next is the challenge of finding a contrasting obi that suits both the yukata and your taste.

浴衣と帯を決めるのはそう簡単ではありません。まず、自分の好みの色があり、自分の好きな浴衣と柄の色合いを探さなければなりません。次のチャレンジは選んだ浴衣と自分の好み、どちらとも相性の良い帯を探さなければなりません。


Of course, all of that is the outside, there are still the hidden pieces that bring it all together. However, the pieces are so few compared to kimono, that it makes yukata the perfect kimono to learn on.

もちろん、それは外面の部分で、隠れた部分があって完成します。ですが、隠れるアイテムは着物と比べると少なく、浴衣はレッスンに最適な着物になるわけです。






Even the obi's are easier for beginners, as they are smaller and tied in the front (and then pulled around to the back).

帯も小さく、前に結んでから後ろに回すので、初心者でも簡単に帯締めができます。

In the end, everyone had fun -

結果、皆楽しめました。


"Thank you for giving me a wonderful opportunity to revisit my culture" - S
「自分の文化を振り返るすばらしい機会をありがとう」

"A big thank you for organising the event - I like yukata much more than kimono." - J
「着物より浴衣の方が大好きになりました。イベントを開いてくれて本当にありがとう」


Then a few of us went out for a drink in our yukatas. I tried to pick somewhere that would look as 'pretty' as we did - so I chose Frames (in Daikanyama). But in the end, it looks like we are celebrating Christmas in yukata! I wonder if it's possible to celebrate Christmas in yukata in Okinawa.... hmmmm!

その後、参加者のうちの何人かで浴衣を着たままお酒を飲みに出かけました。自分たちと同じくらい「華やか」な場所を選びたいと思い、代官山の『Frames(フレームズ)』に決めました。でもその結果、まるでクリスマスのお祝いをしている様に見えますね!沖縄って浴衣でクリスマスを祝えるのでしょうか...!ふーむ。

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...