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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#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.
MAX12%OFF！ 【1 Piece looking like kimono ~ Samurai mode Kimono Gown Release celebration Samurai Mode Jacket -Eco- order event】
To celebrate the release of Samurai Mode Kimono Gown, which symbolizes KUDEN by TAKAHIRO SATO's back to roots, we will hold an order event with up to 12% off.
Through the crowdfunding campaign for Kimono Gown, we wanted to let many people know about KUDEN by TAKAHIRO SATO and decided to hold an order event for the Samurai Mode Jacket, the flagship of KUDEN. Usually, 5% off is offered at the order event due to the rising cost of raw materials, but we are offering a special price to commemorate the release of this item. The items are 10% off the Samurai Mode Jacket -Eco- in Black x Black, 12% off the custom model with Black outer fabric and your choice of lining color, and 12% off the Samurai Mode Jacket -Eco- in Black x Black.
My design preference, the Samurai Mode Jacket -Eco- custom model is filled with the aesthetics of invisible fashion and glimpses of fashion. The lining is available in your choice of three colors:Bordeaux, Blue Green, Pink If you are interested in the colors of the custom model, we have made a video for crowdfunding, so please check it out as well.
If you have been wondering about this, please don't miss this opportunity as we will be back to 5% off for the next ordering event. The deadline is May 7.
!Deadline: end of April! 【Vintage Haori is practically free? Spring Japanese Mode Promotion!】
We are currently holding the Spring Japanese Mode Promotion, which has been well-received since last week. Vintage Haori are one-of-a-kind. The earlier the better, so if you find a Vintage Haori you like, please check it out as soon as possible. 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).
Hello everyone. This is Takahiro Sato, a.k.a. Tak, the designer.
On April 11, I attended the entrance ceremony for my son's special needs school.I attended the graduation ceremony with my staff wearing a 3-piece Samurai Mode Jacket, Pants II, and Shirt II, but for the entrance ceremony, I wore a Jacket and Shirt II because my son was unstable due to anxiety about his new life, and I wanted to focus on mobility so that he could run no matter what.My son, who is not good at environmental changes, was unstable, but he did his best and was able to attend the ceremony without incident. He made new friends and had a new homeroom teacher, which made his parents nervous. It has been 9 months since I started raising my son. Every time I look at his back, I see how much he has grown.
The following photo shoot was taken by my son with what a smartphone! The expression on my face is a little nervous when he take his picture.
We continue to challenge crowdfunding for Samurai Mode Kimono Gown. We don't have much money for advertising, so we are struggling on Kickstarter, but on CAMPFIRE in Japan, the amount of support is about to reach 1,000,000 yen. We are truly grateful to those who have supported us and those who have shared and word-of-mouth about our project. Thank you very much!
To tell you the truth, the fee for crowdfunding is about 20% in Japan and about 14% overseas (including the settlement fee for both). (Depending on the amount achieved, we will be in the red...) Even so, we are taking on this challenge because we want as many people as possible to know about KUDEN by TAKAHIRO SATO's efforts.
We would love to have your help. It would be sincerely appreciated if you could share this information and word of mouth to your friends. We would be very happy to receive your further support. We will accept your support with great care, and sincerely devote ourselves to our dream of creating a place to work with our son with disabilities, and to have a small Japanese and Western dressmaking factory in Nikko.
Samurai Mode Kimono Gown crowdfunding challenge is ongoing!
【Oversea customers】 ■Kickstarter Total pledged ¥52,959 (Goal is ¥100,000) Last 16 Days http://kck.st/3ziMs9S
We have also received individual inquiries 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 our activity report.
If you are not sure which size to choose, please feel free to contact KUDEN by e-mail, LINE, or messenger.
Also, I have started a podcast (radio) on Spotify, although it is Japanese-only. We will also focus on the radio version of this mail magazine "rin life" in the future.
The main topics of rinlife radio, which is hosted by staff member Sena, will be interviews and special features. As an offshoot, I will talk about design in a relaxed manner as Tak DESIGNER'S VOICE. The first program is about the design of Kimono Gown. Please listen to it in your spare time or in between housework or traveling. For those of you overseas, I will be translating the content into text next week.
Podcast DESIGNER’S VOICE 【KUDEN by TAKAHIRO SATO】 Tak
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ▽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.