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Saturday, October 3, 2009
Kimono Event with Japanese Sencha, and Fruit Sushi
Kimono Event with Kimono Expert Kerry Porter
October 3rd was a special day at the shop with our much anticipated kimono event guided by Kimono expert Kerry Porter. She has studied Kimono and Japanese culture for many years, and shared with us lots of interesting details on both. She showed off the many beautiful kimonos in her collection, most of which are made of high quality silks. As gorgeous as the kimonos themselves, were the exquisite obis or the thick sash that ties elaborately at the waist of every kimono. Guests also enjoyed 3 different Japanese teas: traditional Japanese Sencha, Genmaicha, aka Popcorn Tea because of the toasted rice blended in with sencha, which when it pops open looks like baby popcorns, and Kyoto Cherry Rose Sencha, and Fruit Sushi, aka Fruishi.
Photos below: Some of our guests enjoying the fruishi and other dessert goodies served with their tea. Next, Elaine with stunning Japanese fan. Third photo, this was an opportunity for other ladies to show off their Kimonos. Fourth photo, Karen modelling a lovely patterned green silk kimono with coordinating orange obi.