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Master Kimono Maker Lecture & Kamiko Trunk Show  6/2/24

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Master Kimono Maker Lecture & Kamiko Trunk Show

Join us for an exciting afternoon with master kimono maker, Tsuyo Onodera and bay area designer and artist, Maki Aizawa! The two will share their decades of experience in the kimono making world and the creation of the Sendai Kimono Making & Training School in Japan.

Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase hand-sewn garments from Maki Aizawa’s brand, Kamiko, that works with licensed kimono makers in Japan to create contemporary designs for everyday life.

We are pleased to welcome back Maki Aizawa! She is the executive director of a non-profit Amu, which weaves together arts, cultures, and communities in Sonoma, CA. Maki is originally from Sendai, Japan and from her earliest years was creatively immersed in the traditions of Japanese arts and culture. Her parents ran one of the most famous kimono-making schools in Japan. Maki and her mother teach the art of kimono making worldwide. Maki also practices ikebana (floral design), shodo (calligraphy), and the koto (traditional stringed musical instrument). Maki has been sharing the art and philosophy of kintsugi since 2019 in the US and online classes worldwide.

Tsuyo Onodera is a master kimono maker who has worked in the kimono industry for more than sixty years. Her family established the Aizawa Sendai Kimono Making/Training School in the northern city of Sendai, Japan, where she still lives and works. As the head of the school, hundreds of students became licensed kimono makers under her mentorship during their five-year apprenticeships, which required students to take up residency at the school.


June 2
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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