FIRST Kimono de Jack UK
23 October 2010, London
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 is 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 will be held on October 23rd in London. There are no rules and no obligation to stay. It is encouraged to wear a kimono to the meet up, after all, the event was created as a reason to wear kimono. But if you don't have one, do not despair. Come anyway and enjoy the day.