Writer: 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.