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
Sueko Oshimoto is a kimono master and costume designer, Kentaro Terra is a kimono stylist and photographer. They've started KIMONO SK in 2010.