A year ago, back in spring 2014, I was contacted by the author and journalist Manami Okazaki to shoot a series of kimono pictures for her upcoming book “Kimono Now”. Since I knew of her previous book about classic Japanese tattoos, I was very excited to take the assignment.
Together we have visited a number of kimono shops in Nagoya, Kyoto and Tokyo as well as a “Kimono de Jack” gathering in Ise.
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Kimono de Jack in Ise
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During Manami’s interviews I could learn about the traditional industry and craftsmanship I always admired, but knew very little about.
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Kimono shop in Arimatsu.
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I also got to meet some passionate artists and kimono makers who are determined to give prominence to this beautiful craft.
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Kimono artist
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The book explains how this traditional Japanese garment disappeared from everyday life only to reappear as a fashion statement, not only in Japan, but also abroad.
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Kimono in Kyoto
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“Kimono Now” is finally published. It looks great and I’m very proud to be one of the contributing photographers.

Should you be interested in purchasing it, please click on the small picture below.

Kimono Now book
Kimono Now book
Kimono Now book