Tuesday, June 14, 2011

First Event!

Saturday, July 9 @ Downtown LA's Union Station, around ~6pm-ish at the Starbucks
(yes, they finally opened a Starbucks, a Famima, and a pretzel place)

It also happens to be Japanese Heritage Night at Dodger Stadium, Game 2 vs. San Diego Padres. A shuttle goes between the Stadium and the Station (free if you show your game ticket; otherwise it's $15 Stadium parking *sad panda*). Gametime starts 7:10pm. Pre-game festivities including appearances by the Nisei Week Court, the Consul General of Japan, a taiko drum performance and more at 6:30pm. Discount available online using the code: JAPAN. Starts at $8 and up.


The Japanese penchant for abbreviating names never ceases to amaze me. Already someone on the J-twitter referred to the group as "LosJack" and I did a double-take. And I learned the other day that Starbucks is shortened to "su-ta-bu" which sounds like "stab". I guess I do get cranky without my coffee...

Friday, June 10, 2011


Yay! Today I received official permission from Mihiro-san of the head Kimono de Jack group in Kyoto. I just sent off my reply -- and that's it! There were no scary surprises, just a simple registration of my personal details. So don't hesitate to ask about starting a Kimono de Jack group if you don't live near LA, NYC, Florida, or the UK.

My Twitter will be "LA_jack001" (JP) and "kimonodejackLA" (EN).

More developments in the pipeline, I swear.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Welcome Everyone!

Pardon my dust, I'm still getting things settled. Managing an online presence by my onesies is kinda tough, but I shall endeavour...

I don't really plan to run the Los Angeles branch of Kimono de Jack like a formal club with presidents and membership. You can always join the LA Kimono Club / LA 着物クラブ if you prefer an established organization with more structure.

The primary goal of Kimono de Jack ~Los Angeles is to host free gatherings for people who like wearing kimono (as if we need an excuse...). There is no mandatory dress-code for kimono garb, just wear what you like. Come and go as you please; no need to stay in a group.

Meetup suggestions are always welcome from individual users.


In 2010, eleven Kyoto-ites started Kimono de Jack as a way to re-incorporate kimono into modern daily life. They thought it would be fun if kimono-clad people could "jack" (or occupy) an entire space, like a bus or train station.

What began in Kyoto has now spread to eleven prefectures within Japan plus Tokyo and Hokkaido, mainly via Twitter (by Ichiro-san @ichiro50 & Yuka-san @ichiroya2010 among many others). Overseas Kimono de Jack groups like us include...
-the UK ( by Lyuba-san @kimonodejackuk & blog EN )
-Florida ( by Ana-san @kimonojackFL & site )
-New York ( by Hiroko-san nyjack001 (at) gmail & blog JP )