With the theme of town development connected with yarn, the “Kimono Summit” was held in Omiya City, Saitama Prefecture, mainly by people working on Meisen.
The Wafuku editorial department has been participating for the first time this year.
Lectures and exchange meetings by organizations and business owners were held from Chichibu, Kawagoe, Saitama prefecture, And Tatebayashi, Ashikaga, and Isesaki in Gunma prefecture in Kanto(eastern Japan).
I knew the name and atmosphere of Meisen, but I didn’t know that it was a very popular kimono in the past as an everyday wear.
Made from real “silk”, albeit not very expensive and affordable.
In addition, it is not limited to the image of a kimono with a slightly high end,
such as a very chic design, a modern one, a gorgeous one, I also learned for the first time that there are many very stylish designs.
I thought that Meisen could really enjoy fashionable and transform ourself.
All of the speakers were women, and were impressed with their various experiences and examples.
I will give you a little atmosphere with photos.
(You can also check the program details on the official website. https://saitama-wabi-sabi-2019.jp/satellite/kimono/)
The Kasuri kimono, one of the Isesaki Meisen revived by the volunteers of Gunma Prefecture, is permanently preserved in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the world’s highest art and design field. Stories donated by Isesaki City.
People who spoke today. Beautiful!
She is a much more beautiful and charming teacher than I can see in the photos.
Sheila Cliffe, Professor, Jumonji Women’s University