Writer: Melissa Le Roux

Melissa Le Roux
I am a Canadian transplanted from the big city of Vancouver to the small community of Tokushima on the island of Shikoku.  I have lived here for seven years and during that time I have been exploring the art of kimono and kitsuke (the art of wearing kimono).  I have formally studied it for the past four years and I received my teacher’s certificate a year and a half ago.  I am currently blogging about kimono, teaching kimono classes, and studying for the master’s level in kitsuke.  I also do some kimono sewing on the side.  The ultimate goal is to learn as much as I can about kimono and the techniques used to produce them and to share it with the world.



Semi-Formal Kimono – The Forgotten Middle Child