Learn the structure of kimono in just one day! KOTARO Summre School

Learn about the structure of kimono!
A short-term intensive kimono sewing class!
Learn the entire process of sewing a kimono from a piece of cloth in just one day, 7 hours!

Course to learn the structure of kimono in just 1 day!
KOTARO Summer School

KOTARO summer school 
Kimono sewing lesson

What is KOTARO Summer School

This is not a class where you learn how to sewing a full-size kimono, but rather a class where you learn the structure of a kimono.

It’s not a classroom class just only text.
You can learn the entire process of sewing a kimono from a piece of cloth using a scaled down piece of cloth.

You will actually hold a needle and thread, and sew for 7 hours straight.
The kimono sewn in this course will serve as a model for you when you sew a full-siz kimono in the future.

  • Those who want to know how a kimono sewing works.
  • Those who want to know the structure of a kimono.
  • Those who want to know the entire process of sewing a kimono.

If you want to be able to give advice to customers from the viewpoint of kimono structure or from the measurements of kimono.

This is a perfect course for those who want to know how to make a kimono.
This course help those who aim to become a “The ◯◯◯ who also understands kimono sewing”!

Kimono sewing lesson
KOTARO summer school

What I want to convey through the summer school

An encounter with a teacher changed my life.
I was attracted and impressed by the spirituality of the teacher, and determined to learn about life through kimono.
What I want to achieve is beyond learning kimono sewing and learning about kimono.

Another theme of mine is to improve my spirituality.
To look at oneself, to create value, and to live freely.
I decided to learn about life through kimono, and jumped into the world of kimono sewing.

The battle with loneliness that kept me sewing even while I slept….
It was an important experience for me because I was able to follow through with my goal without losing sight of it, and it brought me closer to the “spirituality” I was aiming for.
It was an important experience for me.

What do you want to achieve?

KOTARO Brandt Story
It was at my university graduation ceremony that I first learned about “WASAI”.

Recommended for.

  • Those who want to know the structure of kimono in a short time.
  • Those who are interested in kimono sewing, but not enough to sew a full-size kimono from scratch.
  • Those who want to review kimono seking.
  • Those who want to know the process of sewing a kimono from a fabric.
  • Kimono instructors
  • Kimono sales staff
  • Kimono artists
  • Those who are involved in the production of kimono
  • Those who want to know the points of alterations
  • What is the difference between kimono sewing and Western sewing?
  • I love kimonos!
  • I want to see the tools for kimono sewing!
  • I want to see how a professional tailors!
Kimono sewing lesson
KOTARO summer school

Course Content

Intro class

First, you will confirm the name of the kimono, and explain the basic sewing techniques and tools used in sewing.
After that, you will use the scaled-down tanmono(kimono fabric ) to sew a hitoe-kimono with hiro-eri(wide-collar:広衿).
On the scaled-down tanmono, the cutting lines and marks are already written.
Along these lines, scissors are inserted and sewing is done.
During the process, please write on the kimono as you sew.
It will become a palm-sized sample of the kimono’s structure, the only one of its kind in the world.

Basic class

In the basic class, you will sew a kimono for a awase kimono using a scaled-down tanmono(kimono fabric:反物).
The outer kimono is already sewn and ready.
You will cut the “Hakkake(hem lining:八掛)” and “Dou-ura(body lining:胴裏)”, sew the back of the kimono, and match the front and back.
During the process, please write notes on the kimono as you sew.
It will be a palm-sized sample of the structure of the kimono, the only one of its kind in the world.

Schedule for 2022

This is a one-day course.

  • July 7, 2022
    INTRO CLASS: Learn the structure of a Hitoe-kimono
  • July 9, 2022
    INTRO CLASS Learn the structure of a hitoe-kimono.
  • August 4, 2022
    BASIC CLASS Learn the structure of a Awase-kimono

Comments from participants

▪️Ms. K (Kimono dressing instructor)
Q:What impressed you the most?
A:I was impressed by the idea of writing notes directly on the fabric, and creating it in half the size.

▪️Ms. K (Other)
Q:What was the most impressive part?
A:It was interesting to see the logic of how to prevent wrinkles on the chest and back while looking at the real thing.

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Once you understand the structure of a kimono…

  • You will be able to understand the measurements of a kimono!
  • You will know what to look for when altering a kimono!
  • You will be able to understand commercially available books on kimono sewing!
  • You will be able to give advice to customers from the aspect of kimono sewing.
  • You will be able to understand the flow of fabric.
  • You will be able to advise on kimono measurements.

You don’t need to know how to use a needle.
The main goal is to understand the structure of the kimono!

You can experience kimono sewing at KOTARO wasai class.
・3,000 yen per lesson (tax included)
・Click here to make a reservation>>KOTARO wasai class Online Reservation

Course Details

In 2002 Course to learn the structure of kimono in just 1 day!
KOTARO Summer School

Schedule

  • Intro class to learn the structure of a Hitoe-kimono
    July 7, 2022 (Thursday)
    July 9, 2022 (Saturday)
  • Basic class to learn the structure of awase-kimono
    August 4, 2022 (Thursday)

Time : 10:00~17:00
Amount : 36,300 yen per class (tax included)
Capacity : 5 people per class
Place : Rental space in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Cancellation Policy
For the Summer school only, cancellations after payment has been made will not be refunded due to the preparation of the course. If you need to cancel for unavoidable reasons, we will try to accommodate you on another day. Thank you for your understanding.
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Teaching Career

Miki Wakamatsu (Certified Kimono tailor)

2008 Entered a kimono tailoring school.
I graduated in three years instead of the usual four years.
In three years, I tailored about 600 kimonos (an average of more than 16 kimonos per month).
Normally, I could only learn to tailor “tomesode” and “furisode”, but I also learned to tailor children’s kimono, cotton padding for “hanten”, and many other special items.

2011 Became independent.
I became independent, specializing in kimono tailoring, and started own tailoring business and kimono sewing classes.
In the kimono sewing class, I has received favorable comments from students such as “easy to understand” and “good materials.

2018, I held a “classroom-based kimono sewing” course that is KOTARO summer school now.
Since the course focuses on learning the structure of kimono, students say, “I can understand kimono in a short time! “It’s a good review of kimono making! It’s a good review of kimono.

2021 Part-time lecturer at a university.

Bio

Mkimono

Japanese kimono tailor|Based in Japan
Every Friday, I hold a Wasai class in Japanese. I am aiming to hold Wasai classes in English.