【 凛rin life 】 Vol.021

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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Vol.021
/ Issued 16th June, 2023 /

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

Hello everyone. This is Takahiro Sato, aka Tak, the designer.
I drew today's recent update by handwriting. Please see this as a rough illustration of an announcement, not a design drawing.

(*Details may differ from the final design drawing.)

This is an announcement of the debut of the new model.

We are currently in the process of final selection of patterns and fabrics so that we can deliver KUDEN clothes that are stretchy, easy to move in, easy to care for, and can be worn every day.

Functional set-ups are appearing in every brand these days.
I think the reason for this is the growing awareness among customers that today's busy people don't want to worry too much about what to wear to work every day.
I, too, would like to have a set-up that is easy to set up for child-rearing, family care, and work!
But Many of the set-ups from all brands have similar designs, and I couldn't feel any sense of fun. Then, I thought, let's make a set-up that I want and that kimono and Japanese mode lovers can wear every day! That was the origin of the idea.

For the Office Style set-up, we have designed a new pair of pants with a Hakama motif that can be used in everyday life.
Samurai Mode Pants II are also very popular, but we wanted to respond to customers who want to wear KUDEN's clothes more casually, not only on special occasions, such as going out.

I am also planning to introduce a Japanese work jacket that can be worn not only in the office, but also outdoors, and a Monpe of my own design.
I designed these jackets with the idea that I would like to wear them for work, play, outdoor activities, and farm work.

We are planning to release the product through crowdfunding around July, and we hope you will look forward to it.

We are also preparing to announce an order event for Hakkake skirts and a new blue-gray color for linen light jackets next week.

I hope you enjoy this one as well, and thank you for reading. See you next week.

Tak

 

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■ 2.Media & Serials and introduction of mail magazine serial-contents

ーー【Media】ーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー

An interview with Japan UP Close, which introduces Japanese culture overseas with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. English subtitles are also available.
・Kimono 2.0 – An Interview with Takahiro Sato
https://youtu.be/9h8cWFtRijo

Up-and-coming Fashion Magazine
・AVESSA MAGAZINE
https://www.avessa.com/on-virtues-and-vices/

SF adventure

Novel「 KUDEN Samurai Sword Jam」
・Japanese
Powered by Hobby Japan “Novelup plus” 
Free reading
https://novelup.plus/feature/kuden/

・English
"Wattpad" 
Free reading
https://www.wattpad.com/story/307475614-kuden-%E5%8F%A3%E4%BC%9D-samurai-sword-jam

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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 Rinlife mail magazine. The contents will be posted weekly on an irregular basis. Subscribers to the mail magazine can read archived articles on the website.


●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)


Archive from here
https://ku-den.jp/ja/blogs/mail-magazine-rin-life



【The World of Ningyo Joruri Bunraku - a Traditional Japanese Performing Art -】
Ningyo Joruri Bunraku.Ningyo joruri (puppet theater) was created by combining joruri, the art of storytelling in which stories are told and listened to with instruments such as the shamisen and biwa, with the art of puppet performance.

※Ningyo joruri was born from the joruri, a form of oral literature, music, or performing arts that originated in medieval Japan.
※Joruri is a type of music for the theater in which the shamisen is used as an accompaniment and the tayu recites lyrics.

There are three roles that make up Ningyo Joruri Bunraku puppet theater.They are called “Sangyo". "Sangyo" is a trinity of comprehensive entertainment consisting of the tayu, shamisen player, and puppeteer.

Mr. Sakiju Toyotake, KUDEN's Global Ambassador, is the "Tayu" in the above. We introduce him in a three-part series, including a video interview on why he became a tayu.

Part 3 Interview "The Future of tradition"

Check

Part 1 
"Encounter with Japanese tradition Ningyo Joruri Bunraku"

Check
 

Part 2
"For your first time to see Bunraku"

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■ 3.Q&A

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▽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.