Apirl this year, the New York times featured an article about Kimono. Specifically a modern woman who taught the art of dressing in kimono (known as kitsuke). It is an interesting read, and interesting to see how the traditional dress, and art is making its way to America.
New York Times Article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/05/nyregion/thecity/05kimo.html?_r=1&ref=thecity
Separately Elaine’s Tea Shop went well, and we plan on scheduling a date to formalize plans. The owner would like me to come out sometime this fall and do a Tea Night at her Tea House.