Monday, June 27, 2011

Japan Day 8 & 9: Nishijin Textile

As a past fashion major, I was extremely lucky to find that we had 2 whole days devoted to learning about Japanese textiles. The first day was spent at Nishijin Textile Center where we watched a kimono fashion show, had a  demonstration of hand weaving and learned more about the art of making an obi. 

 The second day, we spent the whole morning at a fourth generation textile maker's house where we designed our own textile and made a little handkerchief. 

In between I squeezed in a little shopping session with Natsumi at Kyoto Station where we both bought fake hair pieces. Japanese girls love to style their hair each day differently and they best achieve that through wigs and hair accessories.


Anaivilo said...

Gorgeous photos! I really love those costumes. They have such great prints and colors. I wish I could see them in person myself:D

The Hearabouts said...

Adorable! ♥


these are so beautiful!

Aurélie. said...

I hope you have a lot of fun !!!

You look wonderful on the picture



modniza said...

fascinanta japonia!!! ce fericita esti!

Alice in vintageland said...

You look amazing, I can't even tell that amazing bun is not made of your real hair. I love the kimonos in the pictures - so delicate! Oh, I so wish I was there with you. Kisses:)

Eszter said...

You are obviously having a great time over there, the fashion show must have been one of a kind, and the handkerchiefs are gorgeous

sacramento said...

Now, I want to go to Japan in the next flight.
Thank you, my dear Mina for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You are so lucky! I wish I was there! And that japanesse food looks so good and tasty ! I sm jealous on you :)) ..
Have a great time !

Cee said...

I think of all the amazing things you've done in Japan, this is the one I'm most envious of- I've always been fascinated by ornate fabrics. And that faux bun you're sporting in the last shot is amazing. I would never have guessed it didn't belong to you if I didn't know how long your hair really is :)

LORENA said...

beautiful! i hope to visit japan soon in the future :-)

Pari Coleini said...

This is a lovely post! I love Japan.
beautiful blog :)
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thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I have been reading your blog posts on Japan to catch up and it looks like you are having fun and learning a lot. I love the kimono. I want one so bad. I guess I need to go to Japan. Also I just came back from Toronto and I love Canada. I have to go back again. Everyone is super nice and the city was super clean. I officially love Canada.

Rosa said...

looks like a beautiful time in japan!
♡, Rosa T.

Monroe Steele said...

WOW really awesome photos. Great post! Visit me soon.

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC

**OnYxStA** said...

fabulous pics hun
and those textiles....? WOW! :o