Kumejima’s Kimono Fashion Show
This past weekend was the Kumejima Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival. There were many events, but by far the best attended was the Tsumugi Kimono fashion show at the Kumejima Cultural Center (aka museum). One of Kumejima’s many exports are hand-made kimono. These kimono are made from silk that is harvested, spun, dyed, and woven by hand on the island. This year many of the kimono were shown at this special event. Here are a few highlights.