Welcome to Ready, Set, Kimono! I’m a Canadian transplanted to small town Japan about five years ago. I’ve been studying kitsuke since 2012 and in 2015 I received my license as a kitsuke sensei from the Nishi Nihon Wasoukai, a small kitsuke school founded in Kobe.
Ready, Set, Kimono! is my brain in blog form. The world of kimono is so big and there is so much to learn. I found myself struggling, confusing, forgetting, and relearning things all the time. I know how my brain works, and everything sticks better when I write it down and organize it my way. The result is Ready, Set, Kimono! Hopefully you’ll find something within this record of my brain. Whether it’s information, inspiration, or a question, it’s my gift to you. I hope that you take it and run with it. Just like I’m doing everyday as I learn. There’s always going to be new content being added, never in any particular order, just as I become inspired by the world of kimono around me. Learning about kimono is an incredible journey, and you’re invited to come along with me.