Kimono styling

Kitsuke is the art of dressing in kimono. In Japan, the popularity of the kimono has increased in the recent 15 years, both as an expression of readition and as crative fashion. Women visit kimono school to learn the strict rules of kitsuke, more and more commercial salons offer rentals and kimono dressing plans for tourism and special occasions and at the same time the Kimono Jack movement started spreading throuhout Japan and to Europe, Asia an America. People meet in groups wearing kimono in their own way, free from the strict rules.

Depending on the style and besides the kimono and obi 12 different items are needed to get dressed in kimono: juban, erishin, obi ita, obi makura, several koshi himo and mune himo, datejime, obiage, obijime, tabi, zori or geta. Besides of just providing kimono items, I also want to offer kitsuke service. During my kitsuke lessons in Kyoto I learned step by step about every item needed and the way to dress in kimono properly.

Styling / dress / kimono rental and supplies

- Events / parties in Japanese style

- Theater / movie

- Photoshoots

- ...

Workshops or yukata kimono dress

Workshops or demonstrations on cultural events and fairs or in the form of a home party with friends.

Please send an email to explaining your project, so we can look into the possibilities.


KimonoBox with workshop and shop on Toikio 2018, first edition

KimonoBox on Matsuri Gent, 2018

Teaser Movie "Connecting People in Gent and Japan"

Japan Square 2018, Studioskoop, Gent

Kimono styling for photoshoot in Citadelpark, Ghent, photographer Pieter De Maertelaere


Kimono styling at Japan-Square Filmfestival 2017 (photo's by Pieter De Maertelaere)

The window of Studio Skoop for Japan-Square Filmfestival 2017, with Yuzu chocolates 

Furisode rental for Marian (Photograph by Ann VertriestStyling - MUH by Marian Denolf)

Kimono styling at Japan-Square Filmfestival 2016 (foto's door Ayako)

De etalage van Studio Skoop voor Japan-Square Filmfestival 2016, samen met Yuzu chocolates

Op de set,  kitsuke voor (2015), make-up en haar door, modellen Chau Braekevelt, Sophany Ramaen en Jane Choi

Waiting for the shoot

Kimono styling at Japan Square filmfestival 2015

Furisode rental for Marian (Photograph by Carmen De Vos; Styling - MUH by Marian Denolf)

'Ming Dynasty' by Carmen De Vos op Pryme Editions - Polaroid Spring Week 2017


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