Monthly Waso-do Kimono Class
~Learn to wear Japanese traditional attire: from yukata to formal kimono~
~Once a month class with full curriculum: lectures, dressings, and tests~
Tuesday, January 16 @ JASWDC Office
6:30 p.m.~9:00 p.m.
(Senpai group till 9:30p.m.)
3 garages near JASWDC starting at $6 after 5p.m.
JASWDC or WDC Kimono Club Members: $60
Kimono & obi rental for class usage: $18
Please RSVP by January 15 at 17:00.
Wafuku (Kimono) is a traditional Japanese attire, which has been formed by harmonizing with nature and social surroundings throughout Japanese history. Wa means “to harmonize”, Fuku means “clothing”. Therefore, Wafuku (official term of Kimono) is the attire of harmony. When wearing a kimono, one becomes a living sculpture. This is why the kimono is very much praised worldwide not only because of remarkably refined artisan’s techniques to dye and weave Kimono, but definitely also for its beauty and gracefulness in ones spirituality, motion, and decorum. In this class, all of these in depth are taught, which called Waso-do (Kimono way of life).
The first time kimono learner will begin mastering yukata, the most fundamental kimono. Yukata is a casual summer kimono worn after taking a bath or at summer festivals. Please wear a V-neck top, slippery spandex pants and have your hair up for the class. Please remove jewelries. You can either bring your own set of kimono or rent one by requesting in advance. Please come clean and scentless if you rent a set of Kimono. The class includes one follow up e-mail evaluation to your homework photos. Photo submission deadline is three days before the next month’s class.
Students are welcome to register with Washington D.C. Kimono Club after mastering yukata through four classes minimum, passing various fundamental tests, and attending minimum of two Kimono in Motion class. Members can participate in the club’s seasonal & cultural events, as well as modeling at Sensei’s Kimono Fashion Shows, to enjoy and pursue further Waso-do (kimono way of life).
**Cancellations must be made by one business day before at 5:00 p.m. Refunds will not be given to cancellations or no shows after this date. Your credit can be used up to three months from the day for the class, only if the reason of the absence is an emergency.
Instructor: Kuniko Kanawa
(Certified Kimono Consultant / Kimono model / Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan / Shinto Priestess)
For her full profile, please visit www.atelierkanawa.com