和装道教室・立ち居振る舞い講座 WASO-DO KIMONO CLASS & KIMONO IN MOTION DECORUM WORKSHOP

元元号の変わる記念すべき新年度より、新たな稽古場にて、【アトリエ奏和主催・和装道教室】へと大きく飛躍いたします。
先人が連綿と受け継いでこられた日本の精神性に触れることで、ただの着付けを越え、近代の日本人が失っている立ち居振る舞い・礼儀作法ともに身に着け、「和を装う道」・調和ある豊かな和装人生を学び愉しんで頂ければ幸いです。
受講希望の方は、お気軽にお問合せ下さい。

 

当アトリエ: 個人稽古 (月謝制、一回一時間より)

ワシントンDC: 和装道教室(月謝制)、立ち居振る舞い講座(季節毎に一講座) *主に火曜日。ナショナル囲碁センターにて開催      次回開催チラシ 2月5日

出張教室: 日本の伝統文化やアニメ関連のコンベンションなど 

Starting from upcoming New Year which also is going to be a remarkable year for the Japanese era's name change from Heisei-period, my Waso-do Kimono class will be operated under Atelier Kanawa's management at the new and great location in Washington D.C., for better growing future!

I hope this quality class offering beyond Kitsuke (Kimono dressing) will enrich your Waso-do (Kimono way of life) in harmony, with elegant decorum based on genuine Japanese spirituality. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to attend and study Waso-do (Kimono way of life).

Atelier Kanawa's studio : Monthly Private Lesson (starting from one hour per lesson)

Washington D.C. : Monthly Waso-do Class and Quarterly Kimono in motion workshop * Usually on Tuesdays at National Go Center      Next Class Flyer : February 5th 

Anime & Japanese theme Conventions : Basic Yukata Class with Kimono Decorum segment

和服は日本の誇る民族衣装です。長い歴史を通して、周囲の自然・社会環境と調和を保つ文化から形作られてきた、正に調和を体現する衣服と言えます。.和服の美しさや優美さが世界中で賞賛されていますのは、洗練された染め織り技術の高さに留まらず、和装の精神性・立ち居振る舞い・礼儀作法が芸術と捉えられているからでしょう。このお教室では和装道を通し、「ただ着物に着られている」だけではなく、和装の真の美しさの体現へ高めて参ります。

 

着付けを習うのが初めての方は、基本の浴衣を習得されることが必修です。浴衣は夏のカジュアルな着物で、湯上りや夏祭りで装います。襟ぐりの開いたVネックシャツと、滑る素材のスパッツを下ごしらえとしてご準備下さい。髪が長い方は、必ず結んでご出席下さい。アクセサリーはお外し下さい。 ご自身の浴衣セット一式をお持ち頂いても、レンタル($18)頂いても構いません。レンタルなさる生徒さんは、清潔・無臭でご出席下さい。お稽古の後日に宿題写真をメールで提出頂きますと、一通の批評メールを差し上げます。(提出期日は、翌月のお稽古3日前まで)

 

最少4回のお稽古を経て浴衣が綺麗に自装できるようになり、基本テスト各種に合格し、最小2回の立ち居振る舞い講座を修了されました後には、ワシントンD.C.着物クラブに入会頂けます。会員様は着物クラブの催しに参加したり、先生主催の着物ファッションショーにモデル出演するなど、和装道の愉しみを更に広め深める機会がございます。

Wafuku (Kimono) is a traditional Japanese attire, which has been formed by harmonizing with nature and social surroundings throughout Japanese history. Wa means “to harmonize”, Fuku means “clothing”. Therefore, Wafuku (official term of Kimono) is the attire of harmony. When wearing a kimono, one becomes a living sculpture. This is why the kimono is very much praised worldwide not only because of remarkably refined artisan’s techniques to dye and weave Kimono, but definitely also for its beauty and gracefulness in ones spirituality, motion, and decorum. In this class, all of these in depth are taught, which called Waso-do (Kimono way of life).

 

The first time kimono learner will begin mastering yukata, the most fundamental kimono. Yukata is a casual summer kimono worn after taking a bath or at summer festivals. Please wear a V-neck top, slippery spandex pants and have your hair up for the class. Please remove jewelries. You can either bring your own set of kimono or rent one by requesting in advance. Please come clean and scentless if you rent a set of Kimono. The class includes one follow up e-mail evaluation to your homework photos. Photo submission deadline is three days before the next month’s class.

 

Students are welcome to register with Washington D.C. Kimono Club after mastering yukata through four classes minimum, passing various fundamental tests, and attending minimum of two Kimono in Motion class. Members can participate in the club’s seasonal & cultural events, as well as modeling at Sensei’s Kimono Fashion Shows, to enjoy and pursue further Waso-do (kimono way of life).

Atelier Kanawa currently does not train or certify Kimono professionals regardless the refined quality class materials. Please be aware of the ones who may state to be my former short term students falsely titling themselves as a Kimono dresser/seller, while they are completely beginner level amateur and unable to take the responsibility with their dressing skill, knowledge, and Kimono decorum. Without official certification by professional training course and passing the examinations, it is not allowed to title oneself a Kimono dresser/Kimono Consultant to represent the heritage. Our only official assistant dressers are our current Matsu-gumi rank senior students. 

 

Thank you very much for your sincere understanding for what it takes to preserve the quality of "way of life" traditional Japanese culture, and your support to properly and respectfully passed it on from our ancestors to future generations. Our heritage shouldn’t be harmed by amateurs’ ego for desiring their own personal fame, but must be preserved by skillful humble professionals and our dedicated students.

Atelier Kanawa
P.O. Box 21 Butler, Maryland 21023 U.S.A.    TEL (410) 963-3961  
© 2010 Atelier Kanawa All Rights Reserved.

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