【 凛rin life 】 Vol.0010

In this mail magazine, 【KUDEN by TAKAHIRO SATO】 will send you topics such as Japanese culture including kimono, fashion, lifestyle, and behind-the-scenes stories of creators every Friday, written by fashion designer Takahiro Sato.I became a fashion designer at the age of 43 to create a place to work with my son who has a disability, and I am challenging myself as a creator and manager to go overseas. I will share with you my personal viewpoints and perspectives that I cannot easily share on my website.


┃K┃U┃D┃E┃N┃【 凛rin life 
/ Issued 30th March, 2023 /


… 1. Catch up
… 2. News
… 3. Q&A
… 4. Media & Serials and introduction of mail magazine serial-contents



■ 1. Catch up

Hello everyone. This is Takahiro Sato, a.k.a. Tak, the designer.
This mail magazine is usually sent out every Friday.
Samurai Mode Kimono Gown's crowdfunding application went smoothly, and we are pleased to announce the start of the project today.
Due to low fabric availability, we have a very small number of blue-gray Kimono gowns for sale. Therefore, we wanted to be the first to inform you, the subscriber of mail magazine, of this issue, which is being distributed today, Thursday.

As familiar to KUDEN customers, crowdfunding is the best opportunity to purchase new clothes at the best price when they are released.
This is our way of thanking you for allowing us to gain experience in production for the first time, and to return even more of KUDEN's profits to our customers than we would normally do at a regular order event.

The Kimono gown requires 5.2 meters of fabric to make one garment, even for size S.
The largest size L requires 6 meters, twice as much as the Samurai Mode Jacket or other jackets, so the number of garments that can be made from a single roll of fabric is limited.

If you miss this opportunity, the next order event will be held on KUDEN's website, and it is expected to arrive in the fall/winter season. This is a kimono of the new generation that I have created by pouring all my love for kimono into it.
One piece can be worn in kimono-style or light gown style. The result is a Japanese mode outfit that is fun to coordinate and arrange.

【For Oversea customers】

【For Japanese customers】

I'll get to the breaking news this time in a hurry.
Thanks for reading.

See you next time,

↑Sorry for my tired face during the photo shoot. I also tried it on and found it to be lighter than it looks, a cooler gown style.
Kimonostyle also designed it so that the back and neck look beautiful. You can read more about it on our crowdfunding page! I will tell you more about it next week!



■ 2. News


#Clothes for people who love kimonos #Japanese Modestyle
KUDEN by TAKAHIRO SATO is a brand created to get people interested in traditional kimono with a modern kimono style that does not need special dressmaking.

End in 2nd April!
The first order event of Samurai Mode Skirt - HAKKAKE - is ongoing.With the exception of our crowdfunding customers, this is the fastest way to get this order in your hands.We have created a sharp and supple silhouette that can be worn by both men and women. The entire surface is designed to look beautiful, but the back is elasticized, making it easier to wear than it looks. Why don't you dash about in the coming season, fluttering your skirt and showing off the clever color of the Hakkake?

【March Pre tailor-made event Samurai Mode Skirt - HAKKAKE 八掛- 

<Order period >
11th March [Sat.] 18:00(JST) - 2nd April [Sun.] 23:59(JST)

<Event privileges>
・Special discount for order event: 5% off

<Guidline for delivery>
Shipping from June to the end of July.

< Items >
・Samurai Mode Skirt - HAKKAKE 八掛- tight
・Samurai Mode Skirt - HAKKAKE 八掛- flare

※Click on the "Shop now" button below to jump to the link for the Hakkake skirt order.


[Number Limited Pre tailor-made] Samurai Mode Skirt - HAKKAKE -

[Number Limited Pre tailor-made] Samurai Mode Skirt - HAKKAKE -

¥28,000 ¥26,600

Shop now



■ 3.Q&A

▽Open to questions for KUDEN and designer Tak▼
We welcome your comments, requests, and questions for KUDEN by TAKAHIRO SATO and designer Takahiro Sato.We will answer your questions in our weekly mail magazine.

We look forward to hearing from you.Please mention “mail magazine Q&A Section” before sending your question.


※Please note in advance that not all questions can necessarily be answered.

Due to the author's busy schedule, Q&A will not be available this week. We will start answering your questions in the next week.

【Ask a question to us】
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■ 4.Media & Serials and introduction of mail magazine serial-contents


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ーー【Introduction of mail magazine contents】ーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー
The following is a list of contents that are being serialized in theRinlifemail magazine. The contents will be posted weekly on an irregular basis. Subscribers to the mail magazine can read archived articles on the website.

●What is traditional Japanese culture?|Performing arts, crafts, events, food, clothing, and housing
During the Edo period (1603-1868), many artisans, including woodworkers, moved to Nikko when the Nikko Toshogu Shrine was being built.I was born in such a place, and in my childhood, I had a lot of contact with various artisans. There was a skilled knife smith who lived in the neighborhood where I was born and raised, and he took care of me from a young age and taught me how to forge knives.This experience is the starting point of inspiration for my designs, as I love to make things.Japanese traditional culture. I will introduce the arts, crafts, events, clothing, food, and shelter from a designer's point of view.

The World of Ningyo Joruri Bunraku - a Traditional Japanese Performing Art - Latest article in vol.002

●KUDEN clothes care point by staff Sena 
Sena, a KUDEN staff member, also handles PR, translation, and voice acting. But within the company, he is known as the ironing master. Sena has always loved ironing and does it before each KUDEN photo shoot, and since KUDEN's clothes have gimmicks and designs not found in other brands, ironing requires a certain knack. This is a care corner by Sena, who receives tips and advice from sewing artisans and concierges.

→"Can wash the Samurai Mode Series at home or not? List" Latest article in Vol.003

●KUDEN History「Live like traveling」
After falling into bankruptcy, falling ill, being separated from my son, and hitting rock bottom, I decided that I create a place where I could work with my disabled son in the future. I decided to start KUDEN with this goal in mind. Through encounters with various people, KUDEN has come to be what it is today. People who want to become fashion designers. People who are interested in how to start a new business in this era, people who like KUDEN's clothes and want to know more about KUDEN. For those who want to get hints for overcoming hardships and adversities, and for those who love children with disabilities, we will weave a memoir of KUDEN's history from its origins to the present.
→KUDEN History「Live like traveling」Part 03 “Stay in the Philippines: Fatherhood and Management Side”(Latest article in Vol.006)

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┃K┃U┃D┃E┃N┃【 凛rin life 
/ Issued 30th March, 2023 /