Gonpachi has held a charity event for Japan relief in Torrance. We provided kimono costumes for "Death Mask" which is a modern NO performance by Serena Okamoto.
On March 4, Miss Asia USA, Mrs Asia USA and Miss Latina Global belonging Virgelia Productions organized a charity luncheon for the purpose of collecting donations Tohoku earthquake with World Vision which is International non-profit organization in conjunction.
Fashion show was held with representatives of models from country.
We proudly showing off lovely kimonos and other 10's.
In the event that a charity for those affected by the earthquake, we had received particular attention JAPAN.
The beauty of fashion clothing from the floor, I received a lot of excited voices from the floor and models. Because Kimonos are the beauty of fashion clothing.
The future, Japan will recover earthquake victims and safe living environment. I think now is the most difficult time for that.
We can not help lend a direct hand them. But there are many things we can do for Japan from the U.S.. like this charity events.
I sincerely hope to recovery from disaster as soon as possible.
We'd like to thank you for Yamanoryuu Kimono Dressing USA who helped us with dressing and hair & make up artist who are Motoko, Mikako, Asuka, Nao and Chika-sensei.
We have cooperated in the cover of "Japan Up! " Free Magazine April issue were distributed in California.
What is the "Japan Up!" ?
It is a free monthly magazine which is presented in English about lately Japanese pop culture and etc. aimed at foreigners. And It's Mainly distributed Los Angeles and Orange County.
The theme of April issue was Beauty & Fashion and the cover was "Japaese with modern".
In this study, we, the representive of Kimono were collaborated with "Hoyu Professional" for the cover shot.
Kimono styling greatly expands with tips and tricks.
We got this request from them and we was able to get very new stimulus to us.
We are not caught in a single frame from now on. we believe that we could go to find Kimono styling from the possibility of various perspectives and viewpoints.
Kimono Styling & Coordinate：by Sueko Oshimoto Hair & Make：by LINA.
Photography：by Emika Honda
In fact, they had an article about the Kimono as well as the cover.
Sueko Oshimoto is a kimono master and costume designer, Kentaro Terra is a kimono stylist and photographer. They've started KIMONO SK in 2010.