Sunday, July 10, 2011

Kimono de Jack Leiden

At the moment there is a small and wonderful exhibition of children's kimono at the Sieboldhuis in Leiden.

Kimono Club wanted to go and tried the first Kimono de Jack The Netherlands ever.

It was a great success, 6 ladies in kimono!
And this for a very, very small country!

Linda Hanssen (textile curator at the "Wereld Museum" Rotterdam) gave a great speech about kimono and learned us a lot about the children kimono, I think it was very special.

We could have know that after the lecture the attendants wanted us to show our selves.
I tried to explain as good and comprehensible as possible what every lady was wearing.

The weather was gorgeous (lucky us!) And of course Kimono Club wanted THE picture, of all zori/tabi feet. I think it's a cute coincidence we're all in pink, purple and mint tones ^_^

It was a fun day, thank you ladies for making the first Dutch Kimono de Jack such a success!

Tulay, thank you very much for taking all the photographes!

Friday, July 1, 2011

10 juli lezing in het SieboldHuis, Leiden

In het SieboldHuis te Leiden is vanaf 2 juni de tentoonstelling Kawaii Kimono te zien. Zoals te lezen in de vorige post, gaat deze tentoonstelling over de kinderkimono. Er zijn verschillende kinderkimono te zien en wat deze in een Japans gezin betekenen.

10 juli (14.00 uur) geeft Linda Hanssen de lezing "De kinderkimono: een kleine kimono voor grote verwachtingen in het leven" in de Panoramakamer in het SieboldHuis.

Zin om te komen? We hebben al 6 plaatsen gereserveerd, waarvan er 2 al zijn bezet. Laat iets weten door een berichtje te plaatsen en we zorgen dat er een plaats voor je is. Je kan je eventueel ook aanmelden via

Leiden's SieboldHuis has the current exhibition Kawaii Kimono on display. As written in our previous post, this exhibition is about children's kimono and what it means in Japanese families.

July 10th (14.00 hrs) Linda Hanssen will be holding the lecture "The children's kimono: a small kimono for big expectations in life" (in Dutch), in the Panoramaroom at the SieboldHuis.

Want to join us? Kimono Club has already made a reservation for 6 seats, of which 2 seats are taken. Let us know if you want us to save you a seat and leave a comment. You can also send an email to