Why I design Samurai Mode series ?
KUDEN Designer Interview part1
(Excerpt from our brand book)
〜Why I design Samurai Mode series ?〜
First inspiration for Samurai Mode series is from my mother.
My mother was passed away and when I sorted my mother ’s personal effects I found her previous kimono and also my Haori-bakama that I wore at child ceremony called “shichigosan”.
My family was not rich but my mother handled and wore very carefully her kimono.
I remembered that memory when I saw hers. I put her in coffin with her favorite kimono.She loves her kimono.
Such her behavior may make me liked kimono and thought I want to wear but it needs a technique called “kitsuke”, how to wear kimono” and kitsuke is difficult for me, almost modern Japanese too, so I don’t have chance to wear kimono.
I think that is really unfortunate.
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