Our Shichi-Go-San photo packages are available on weekend too.
Both you and your friend can get 20%off discount from the retail price when you refer us your friend and they make an appointment with a photo package.
A coming-of-age ceremony we call Seijinshiki was held in Los Angeles, and Kimono SK did all kimono dressing for new adults and performers at the event. More than 30 new adults participated the ceremony in this year. Also, Japan consul general and Mrs. participated every year.
Little Tokyo nebuta festival
We dress people in costume for the nebuta festival at little tokyo every year.
August 16th (SUN), we dress participants in costume for the festival.
Totaled 200 people joined the festival and charmed audience with festival car
and beautiful costume.
we'll have fashion show that theme is modern kabuki at November7th, 8th !!
We are proud to announce that as of June 1, 2015 we will change our company name from SUEHIRO AGENCY, Inc. to:
This name change is required to clearly identify our business among the many “Costume Rental / Costume Production” companies. While our name and look will change we continue to be committed to enhancing costume industry, employing the best people, systems, tools and experience to make it happen and delivering the award winning results you expect to see.
Our email addresses will change to the domain @kimonosk.com
The company will continue to operate in its current structure, and your contacts will remain unchanged. Other than these visible changes, there is no change in ownership and no change in staff. Our office location, phone, and fax numbers will remain the same as below (mailing, billing, and shipping address) :
Address: 11423 Emelita Street, Suite 8, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Los Angeles County Museum of Art will hold the Meisen kimono exihibition in this summer.
They would like to show the video about Kimono dressing demonstration by Sueko Oshimoto next the exihibition.
QOLA magazine which is to support the Japanese people all over the world from abroad published the article of Sueko Oshimoto as a costume designer and a kimono stylist on the Feburary issue of the New Year special.
This is meaningful time, as we celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another.
We must look back this year "2013", believing that there is the bright future.
In the new year, although our challenges are great, each of us has the courage, wisdom, and decision which conquer difficulty.
Let's believe each of us and continue a challenge together.
I want to wish you a happy and healthy New Year.
Flower arrangement "Sogetsu"
The head of flower arrangement at Sogetsu school, Mrs. Akane Teshigahara, held a seminar for the first time in Los Angeles.
Sueko did the kimono dressing, hair, and a makeup for a welcome dinner party and live performance.
She gave a speech at the welcome dinner.
Surprisingly, there were lots of non Japanese members who came to this seminar from the all over the world.
It was a great performance of flower arrangement live on the stage. The quick change of clothes from the Kimono was fun too.
I was able to see many beautiful flower arrangements and have a new appreciation for the art of flower arrangement.
The Asian American Expo 2013 was held last weekend in Pomona, Calif. We had a booth where anyone could experience and the authentic Kimono dressing. We offered to dress people in Kimono and take photos and sell Kimono and Obis. It was a huge success!
We sold lots of Kimono and Obis. They were almost sold out!
Click here for the Video.
I was so happy to know that non-Japanese people also like Kimono.
There was a customer that came from Taiwan, she bought four kinds of Kimonos.
There was a girl that wanted to show her grandma in Japan the Kimono picture for the first time.
Everyone had different thoughts about wearing kimono.
We can also dress you for Sechigosan and Seijinshiki.
We welcome offers for events like this.
Please contact us.
We will continue to spread Kimono culture all over the world!
We offer Kimono dressing classes, Yamonoryukisou in California. Every year we hold professional kimono classes, an Okuden course for six months followed by an examination to be a Kimono stylist that can qualify around the world. This license is recognised by the Association of international beauty and Health Minister. We started Okuden course last week.
We start from reviewing things learned in Beginner classes, Shoden Course and Chuden course. Students who took Shoden course and Chuden course can dress themselves in Komon, Furisode and Kurotomesode. And they can also do Obi in Ichijyudaiko and Nijyudaiko( Single Taiko and Double Taiko).
Later in class you will learn the history of Kimono and culture of Kimono. This should be an interesting category for people who like Kimono. They are studying hard to be Kimono stylists this year!
Six months from now they are going to learn how to dress kimono for costumers.
So far there are thirty three Kimono stylists from Yamanoryukisou in the U.S. This year will be the sixth examination. We are expecting all the stylists to spread Kimono and Japanese culture to American community!
Sueko Oshimoto is a kimono master and costume designer, Kentaro Terra is a kimono stylist and photographer. They've started KIMONO SK in 2010.