【 凛rin life 】 Vol.009

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.


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/ Issued 24th 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, aka Tak, the designer. We had a photo shoot for Samurai Mode Kimono Gown at a studio in Shibuya, Tokyo on the 21st.
This time, since we were concerned with achieving both of the two main features of the Kimono Gown, "a one-piece that looks like a kimono" and "can be worn as a gown in style," we had to revise the design and pattern until the very last minute before release, and the first sample arrived 5 days before the photo shoot.

Therefore, there was no time to ask Mr. Arai, a photographer who is indispensable for KUDEN's branding, to take pictures, so I had to do it myself in a hurry, and I was busy with elder care and raising my children while preparing for the shoot.
I jumped on a train from Nikko to Shibuya with my equipment and costumes, shot for 8 hours, and then boarded the express train back to Nikko with my heavy luggage for a day trip back to Nikko where my son was waiting for me. I reflected on how I needed to improve my physical strength and how I wanted to shoot more regularly! It was a photo shoot that reaffirmed for me how much fun photography can be.

The model for this project was Taro-san, who is also a KUDEN customer and helped us with our charity work.


In the next week, I will introduce the secret story behind the photo shoot. First of all, we would like to share some of the photos from the shoot with our mail magazine subscribers in advance.

「Samurai Mode Kimono Gown」
(Including belt & string)
Expected sales price 55,00 JPY
Color: Black, BlueGray
Size: XS, S, M, L, XL (tentative)

The keywords for this "Kimono Gown" were...
・1 piece can be used in both Western and Japanese styles
・Can be combined with other existing KUDEN clothes
・Customers who want to wear Kimono overseas can enjoy the Kimono style with just one piece
・Customers from hot countries can enjoy the Kimono style with this piece
・I want to make it a universal design that changes its expression just by changing the fabric like the original traditional kimono
・I want to make a silhouette that looks skinny with the shoulders dropped like a Jacket

Thanks for reading.
See you next time.

【Subscriber Only】NEW DESIGN 「Samurai Mode Kimono Gown」Fast sample Move Part.01

【Subscriber Only】NEW DESIGN 「Samurai Mode Kimono Gown」Fast sample Move Part.02 About how to wear

■ 2. News

■ 1. News★from「KUDEN by TAKAHIRO SATO」★#Clothes for people who love kimonos #Japanese ModestyleKUDEN 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.

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.。


Last week we had announced a coupon for a free Vintage Haori when you purchase Samurai Mode Shirt II, Samurai Mode Shirt KASANE, but We have been so busy with the Kimono gown shoot that we will start next week.

KUDEN not only makes new clothes, but also sells kimonos in closets that would otherwise be thrown away, such as Vintage Haori.While kimono are usually priced according to the quality of the fabric and design at most kimono shops, KUDEN prices its haori based on condition alone, so you may be able to find a favorite one at a bargain price.

Please take a look at our Vintage Haori, too, and if you combine KUDEN's Samurai Mode Shirt II and Samurai Mode Shirt KASANE with our affordable and eco-friendly Vintage Haori, you can easily complete a Japanese-Western blended coordinate. Please look forward to seeing them.

[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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