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.