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 】 Vol.011 /Issued 7th April, 2023 /
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■ 1. News
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#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.
【Vintage Haori is practically free? Spring Japanese Mode Promotion Starts!】
The spring Japanese mode promotion has started, which is perfect for the spring mood! Please enjoy the easy Japanese-Western coordination & Japanese-mode coordination by combining KUDEN clothes with Vintage Haori. If you purchase the Vintage Haori together with the target item, the Vintage Haori will be free of charge on the payment screen. (Shipping fee will be charged).
Future plans include ●「Review Promotion」 →We are working on a project to issue a coupon for those who have purchased the product so far and have not yet reviewed it to save money if they do so. ●「April Pre tailor-made event for Samurai Mode Jacket＆Pants II」 →Currently adjusting fabric inventory and sewing factory schedule
We hope you will check the site often as well, as we may start before next Friday's mail magazine.
We received a nice review of the V-neck T-shirt.
“I feel refreshed when I wear it. I have a chubby upper body, but because the fabric is taut, it does not pick up the lines of my body, which bothers me, and gives me a very sleek and beautiful silhouette. The V-neckline also has a slimming effect. I chose white this time and it is not transparent. I am looking forward to the cool feeling and UV protection, and I think I will be able to spend summer comfortably in this one piece. As for washing, can you really machine wash a T-shirt at this price? I was hesitant at first, but.... I have already washed it 3 times in the washing machine. There is no sign of sagging. I think it is well worth the price. I wish it was better known. ◎Am I the only one who was excited about the fact that the brand tag is on the hem instead of at the neck (I'm sure it makes sense)? I apologize for the messy review.”
Thank you for the nice review and for loving it. As for why the brand tag is not at the neck, my son has a hypersensitive trait and does not like prickles on his neck, so he cuts the tag with scissors. Some of our customers did not like the tag on the neck, so we put it on the hem instead of the neck. We really wanted to print it on the inside of the fabric, but we had to give it up because the cost would have been higher and the selling price would have gone up. However, thanks to the tag on the hem, it is easier to decide which way is back and which way is front when I put it on, and it prevents both my son and I from putting it on backwards. I dare not say it out loud, but KUDEN designs clothes that are easy to wear for both able-bodied people and people with disabilities. As those of you who have seen the PV by Kenta Kambara, a wheelchair dancer, will know, our jackets and shirts are designed to be easy to wear for wheelchair users. As the father of a person with disabilities, I do not like services with the slogan "for people with disabilities." My son also loves cool and cute things. I think that the true barrier-free is to be able to say that you like what you like, regardless of whether you have a disability. KUDEN's clothes can be worn by everyone, whether physically fit or disabled, domestic or international, young or old, male or female, and everyone can wear the same design. We put our souls into our designs in the hope of creating true barrier-free fashion.
Hello everyone. It's Takahiro Sato, also known as Tak, and the designer.
Thanks to your support, the Japanese version of our Samurai Mode Kimono Gown crowdfunding campaign on CAMPFIRE has reached its goal. Thank you very much for your support. Please continue to support us on kickstarter and CAMPFIRE.
To repeat, crowdfunding for the first release of KUDEN's clothing is the best opportunity to purchase at the best price. 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.
We have also received individual questions from customers who are unsure of their size selection. A video of our staff members Asami and Sena trying on size S gowns is available on our crowdfunding activity report. We will continue to share the appeal of the Kimono gowns in there.
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 the rin life mail 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.
●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.
●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）