Hi, Here are the couple of works which made from Vintage Obi(kimono sash). Especially clutch styles is a new design and coming out at Cherish2008 at Artisan(Craft Queensland), Fortitude Valley on Oct 2008.
Kimono bag maker/
Born in Japan, I was a convention organiser for 10 years. During the period, I had many opportunities to experience other cultures and practices in places where my work took me - including Spain, the Netherlands, England, Italy and the USA. My experiences made it clear to me - Japanese culture is Unique.
Arriving in Australia in 2001, lived and raised my daughter in Sydney, Lismore and here Brisbane. In 2004, I began making handmade bags from recycled kimono material.
I like nature,also love to see new friends. I will try "Upcycling kimono" !