After studying Kimono sewing at the vocational school for one year in 2004, she started creating 'something Japanese' handy crafts with Kimono fabric while making traditional Kimonos as well. Some of Tsuchihashi Rumi's original works are card cases using Kimono fabric, post cards with original print arts, and artistic hand-carved seals.
She holds the second class license of Kimono artisan (National license).
After studying Kimono sewing at the vocational school for one year, she has been guided by Kimono meister Tanabe, Asa for 5 years. She holds the second class license of Kimono artisan (National license) and works now as a professional Kimono artisan.
She creates Kimono in both traditional and modern ways such as gown. When she works, she keeps traditional sewing techniques. This video exhibits how she sews Kimono manually. She does not use any tool, but uses her foot as a holder.
She is an Experienced Professional Kimono artisan holding the first class license of Kimono artisan (National license). She always acquires a fabulous reputation for her sewing of making traditional Kimono. She helps to meet tight schedule all the time with her delicate work.
Higashide Kei, with an artist nickname of "Haha-Game" (meaning "Mother Turtle") was born in 1970 in Yokohama. She learned Kimono sewing at the vocational school for one year.
Many of her works are original handmade Japanese taste small items, such as bags and scarfs from vintage Kimono fabrics. She enjoys finding the ideas to remake goods from old Kimonos and Obis that are kept in the closet for good. In this video, she demonstrates to make a bag uniquely from a piece of kimono fabric without sewing.
KimoKame is a labor of love from a team of Japanese who want
to promote high-quality Japanese handmade products to the world.