Postcards from Japan: Unlocking the world of kimono, with Stasia Matsumoto from InKimono

Stasia Matsumoto moved to Japan after finishing university and fell in love with the world of kimono at her local kimono school. Nine years later she is a certified kimono stylist, teacher and consultant, and runs her own kimono business ‘InKimono’ in the famous Asakusa district!  Read on to find out about her journey with traditional Japanese clothing, her favourite kimono, and the best places to learn more about kimono and Japan's remarkable craftsmanship.

Postcards from Japan: Practicing martial arts in karate's birthplace - Okinawa, with James Pankiewicz

James found his passion for martial arts when he was a university student, but combine that with a love for Japanese culture and you have the perfect recipe for a move to Okinawa! After 25 years of practicing karate, he took the brave decision to open his own dojo there - Asato Dojo! We talked to James about his journey, the best places to get a taste of karate as a visitor, and Okinawa's delicious flavours.



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