Miss Universe 2013 was held on November 9th in Moscow.
Although Japan wasn't top 16, in the national costume designed by Sueko Oshimoto won 5th place.
In the past Japanese costume using an armor won the 1st place but being 5th place using Kimono was the highest place in Japanese history.
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The Rep. Japan will appear on 8:15.
Miss Universe Japan 2013 National Costume for the Press Release
The premium event was held in Los Angeles celebrating the Britain's popular group " One Direction" 's new album and fans from all over the world were invited.
In addition, famous guests appeared and sang, played game with One Direction. It was broad casted all day by YouTube as 50 to 80 thousand people watched.
Sueko dressed a guest from Japan. Kimono was so outstanding from the crowd it made me realized that how beautiful Kimono is.
From Japan, Hiroshi Fujioka who is known for a Masked Rider was the guest. He performed Ninja techniques.
She will appear on 5:55:22 in a beautiful kimono.
Sueko Oshimoto designed the kimono costume for a movie " The Gathering".
Director: Johnnyray Gasca
Main actress who is wearing Kimono costume is Mrs.Yuka Sano. She won 3rd place in Miss Asia USA 2011.
She also won the photogenic prize with Kimono costume which is Sueko designed.
We took charge of kimono styling for Miranda Kerr at he TV commercial shoot for a new product of a certain well-known Japanese company.
It is scheduled to air in Japan around May 2014.
She said wearing a kimono for the first time but it was very well suits her.
Miranda was on the cover of this month's issue of Cosmopolitan and we got her autograph on it:)
Sueko Oshimoto is a kimono master and costume designer, Kentaro Terra is a kimono stylist and photographer. They've started KIMONO SK in 2010.