Kimono de Jack August - Cambridge
21 August 2012, Cambridge
The original Kimono de Jack was held in Kyoto by 11 kimono enthusiasts who thought that there were not enough reasons to wear kimono. They decided to create a reason for people to come together and enjoy wearing kimono and called this event Kimono de Jack. For the first meeting, 40 people came together, but for the second over 100 people showed up. Kimono de Jack quickly became very popular around Japan, with many prefectures creating their own events. The event is free, and there are no rules. Attendees can come and go as they please, and the only things that are required of them are to wear kimono and have fun.
But Japan is not the only one country that could have de Jack, after all the essence of Kimono de Jack is to create more reasons to wear kimono for kimono lovers.
The very first Kimono de Jack in United Kingdom was held on October 23rd in London. Five kimono enthusiasts came to support the event, sporting gorgeous kimono and practical raincoats. It did not rain right away, but when it finally did everyone were very happy to have them on. Please check out the details of event here:
In August we will be visiting the great Cambridge. We will try to have another picnic, but if the weather turns ugly, we will go to Teri-Aki for lunch.
Meet up time is at 11:30am at Starbucks inside the Grand Arcade (right next to John Lewis). From there, we'll make our way to the park for a picnic or to Teri-Aki for lunch if it's raining.
So wear your summer kimono or yukata and come on over for another summer picnic! As always, if you don't have kimono or yukata, come and hang out with us anyway!
Please see more information on our Facebook page:
Anyone is welcome!