Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Kazuyo's collection - Christmas trading and Usagidoshi

Kazuyo's collection, Japanese art& craft, tea shop (98 Latrobe tce Paddington QLD) will reopen on the 22nd Jan 2011.

I finish my work at shop today. This year, I have had a great time with my accompany through a tiny shop(space).

Holding my hope, I will have a holiday with my daughter in Japan.

Our life is always "up and down" I am always learning how combine our ideas, how compromise betweens, how make a great harmony my Brisbane life.

Usagi-doshi(Rabbit year)'s feature are;
combine our ideas for looking for the best way,
prioritises "human being right"

I will keep trying to show some sense of value for "Japanese beauty" with my accompany.

Japanese vintage kimono beauty - why I have been making vintage kimono bags and others with vintage kimono. Because I can show Japanese beauty such as the four seasons, landscape, architectures, cultures easily on Vintage kimono textile's patterns.

Japanese vintage kimono beauty - 3R remake, recycle and revival, this challenge will keep in my mind.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year 2011!

(Illustrated by Akiko Fujii - my youngest sister)

All things has "FIRST STEP"
Let's try!
Once get your first step, it will produce some future...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Usagi-doshi "Rabbit year" 2011

2010 was "TIGER year" That's why some sort of storm in this year? how about around you???
2011 is "Rabbit year" Hope we will be able to have a peaceful time and happy luck!
The pictures are;
Top - Tombodama(Japanese traditional glass work) earing with "Rabbit" made by Uminico in Japan
Bottom - Hand drawed YUNOMI(Tea cup) from Arita pottery, distributed by Aya green tea
Both are available in Kazuyo's collection, 98 Latrobe tce Paddington QLD

Vintage kimono beauty 1910 - kimono bag

Hi, I have not updated my blog for a month, This month, I have been like a "Kimono destroyer"!
I made maybe about 50bags in 2 weeks. I was wondering if I am a kimono killer or kimono saver as a recycle works.

Anyway, tonight(actually midnight!), I made a bag with Taisho period(1910-) formal kimono.
I often talk about TOMESODE(EDOZUMA) and trade at my shop too.
I 100% fall in love in TOMESODE world this year. It's not bright such as Bride wedding gown, but there is a some mature beauty there such as mature lady! The picture's flowers in a Fan is not looks like an old fashion, it's modern and how beauty it is!