Japanese Women’s Kimono: an expression of status, duty, cultural values and fashion

Sansui kai (third-Wednesday-meeting):

Kimono is a traditional attire in Japan. Kimono is worn by both men and women. The history of the Kimono, which literally means ‘the thing one wears’, stretches back to the elaborate formal wear of Japan’s Heian court, over 1000 years ago. There are many details when it comes to an art of wearing a kimono: a choice of fabric, a pattern, season,  and an occasion it is for – everything counts. The modern Kimono is usually worn by women, but the unisex varient, the summer cotton yukata, is popular with men, too.Kimono is tied with an Obi ( a silk, cotton or linen cloth) around the waist.  Join this incredible talk about Japanese kimono and female role in a modern society and dive into intimate traditions of this mysterious culture.

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Azumi Uchitani, Japanese art and culture educator
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SPEAKER – Azumi Uchitani

Azumi Uchitani is an Intercultural business consultant, keynote speaker, writer, artist and founder of Japanese SALON art & culture, based in the Netherlands. She is a two-times TEDx speaker, appearing Dutch TV and media and delivering talks to an international audience in Europe and in the US.
Azumi is on a mission to build an essential bridge between Japan and Europe, helping global leaders discover Japanese ancient wisdom beyond culture, teaching how to apply its wisdom in everyday life, act with inner peace and create
conscious leadership and fulfilling life. Azumi decodes the complexity of Japanese culture, tradition, philosophy, spirituality and unspoken rules into a simple essence of wisdom. She was born into a traditional spiritual Japanese family and raised with the teachings of Shingon Buddhism and Shinto. The spiritual and cultural practices, such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement, calligraphy have always been a part of her life, besides that, her grandmother was a kimono maker.  
Her insights, a series of talks are available on her YouTube channel “5 minutes on Japanese Wisdom” on YouTube. 
www.azumiuchitani.com | www.japanessalon.nl

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