January 28, 2014
I studied language books on my own in high school and took 2 semesters of Japanese in college. I have a basic understanding that's been eroding away from not practicing.
My dream came true and I visited Japan in the summer of 2007. I flew in to Tokyo, was there for 2 days, then went to stay in Nagoya for about a month and a half with a friend who was an English teacher there. We spent a few days Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. I grew to really love Nagoya and feel it's an overlooked destination. I would love to go back and visit other regions of Japan!
I admire the wonderful people I've met, the traditional arts, Japanese design, fashion, the FOOD (Nagoya spices are incredible!), the seasonal festivals, admiration for nature, and of course, kimono! Each individual kimono is unique and made by several artisans. You are literally wearing a work of art when wearing a silk kimono. I initially taught myself kitsuke from books and then learned a lot more once better resources developed over the internet.
Hello, my name is Rosy and I'm a kimono addict...I mean...enthusiast!!! Ever since I was young I've been fascinated by Japanese culture, and as an artist I'm inspired by Japanese traditional arts and art history.