New York Kimono Academy performed at Japan Parade 2023, fully adorned in colorful trademark kimonos and umbrellas.
Watch the video of the performance above and then check out photos from the show below!
About New York Kimono Academy
“New York Kimono Academy believes that the best way to keep the art of kimono dressing alive and vibrant for the next generation is making it accessible to people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds.
Their vision blends Kyoto tradition with New York street style to bring kimono dreams to life.”
– Learn more about New York Kimono Academy at their official website.
About owner Masae Satouchi
“Masae Satouchi is the owner and head teacher of New York Kimono Academy, where she trains the next generation of kimono dressing professionals. She is a multimedia artist and performer, specializing in Japanese dance and the art of kimono.
Born in Shiga prefecture Japan and steeped in the Japanese arts from birth, she comes from a long line of samurai, Japanese dancers, and kimono sellers, holds a degree in traditional kimono dressing from Kyoto, and has trained with one of the highest ranking geisha in Japan.
Masae has refined her art over the last two decades, combining her formal training with a playful, colorful Japanese aesthetic and an edgy New York style.
She is passionate about bringing Japanese culture and the art of kimono dressing to the world and will give a live demonstration of how to dress and wear kimono, perform Japanese dance, and give her unique perspective on the history and culture of traditional Japanese fashion and its relationship to the geisha of Japan.”
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