Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Greeting the Emperor & Empress of Japan
I have met the most lovely woman here in Victoria. We knew the second we met that we would work together in some way. In the Fall, Hitomi (on the right) will launch Furochic to the Japanese market as a modern take on the traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, furoshiki. Recently her mother visited from Japan and I was honoured to be invited to watch Hitomi, her mother and a friend prepare to greet the Emperor & Empress of Japan when they arrived in Victoria last month. The kimonos were brought from Japan from Hitomi's family kimono business and were very carefully chosen so that the colours and designs reflected the occasion and the hot Summer weather. They were the epitome of elegance and grace.