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Published in Marie Claire China Magazine!

I was contacted by Marie Claire China a few months ago to do an interview for a special they were putting together “Secret in Women’s Closet”. They wanted to feature me with my tansu and kimono. It was just published – on the 10th of October and they mailed me a copy of the magazine!…

Organizing My Tansu

I posted a little while ago about how I purchased a tansu. The tansu arrived about a week before my birthday, however I had been both sick and busy with work over the last couple of weeks that I hadn’t had a chance to actually store my kimono gear in it properly until today. I…

Taishō Era Tansu a.k.a. My Birthday Present to Myself!

Ever since I started taking kitsuke seriously, I’ve had a secret desire to own a proper kimono tansu. My dream has finally (almost) come true! After discussing with Arian about whether: a) Can we fit a tansu in our studio apartment; and b) Can I actually afford an antique tansu? We came to the conclusion…