We really appreciate Rafu Shimpo.
The following is all volunteer members.
Miss. Yuki Fujimagari
Vincent T. Senzaki Video cameraman
Tomoko Kubo Cameraman
Thank you very much.
We made a video of Japanese American National Mseum Oshogatsu Family Festival 2011.
Please enjoy it with artist Kitaro's music.
JBA 50th anniversary of the New Year's party was held on January 14 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles. Intercontinental Hotel planned to welcome all guest with a lot of brilliant kimono models.
We created over 16 beautiful kimono models to welcome all guest.
Japan Business Association of Southern California (JBA), founded in 1961, is a nonprofit organization, consisting of nearly 450 Japanese corporations doing various business activities across Southern California.
JBA represents the interests of its members by enhancing the stature of Japanese corporations in the community and by improving the business environment for Japanese corporations.
In support of its mission, JBA conducts surveys and disseminates information on the impact of Japanese corporations on Southern California’s employment and economy. JBA also meets annually with government officials in Sacramento, and with local government periodically in order to advance our members’ interests.
Most guests wanted to take a picture with models and they looked so satisfied.
We made all the guest happy, I'm sure:)
Also, we have a photo booth to take a photo with our brilliant kimono models!
They were all smiles:)
Japanese American National Museum New Year's Family Festival is held every year.
"Yamanoryu Dressing class L.A. branch / SUEHIRO Agency, Inc. " also ran a volunteer booth at.
We dress kimonos for families, taking pictures and give to them on the spot.
The Wedding gown with a gorgeous display, It was a remarkable thing in the venue.
So It's heavy congestion.
In the dressing room, There is a dressing war.
It looks a scene in an old castle.
It's time to take a picture!
Wow, We dressed Kimonos 72 people in 6 hours.
Happy New !!!
This year, we will grow significantly.
This is the first step.
We dressed Kimono on Ayaka who participated "Miss Kimono LA " that have been held since last year.
Ayaka is a Japanese representative at the Miss Asia USA last year.
Unfortunately, she was not chosen for the Grand Prix.
But we expected of a busy season this year by New Year's Day.
At the same event, we also helped to dress kimonos for Japanese dance team which is "Hanayagi ryu".
Right side: Teacher Onizuka made highly accomplished "arrow stand. "
We have five people dressed in about an hour before the performance. Also, we help other groups with dressing.
The innermost Lady is very famous in Japan as Japanese Traditional Dance Teacher "Wakana Hanayagi-sensei" .
Way of dressing for Japanese dance depends on the school.
We learned a lot of guidance from the Wakana-sensei.
The event will promote Japanese culture in Little Tokyo at the every New Year's Days.
Sueko Oshimoto is a kimono master and costume designer, Kentaro Terra is a kimono stylist and photographer. They've started KIMONO SK in 2010.