A passion for history is my foremost characteristic. Over the years I have had the pleasure of being invited to different venues to speak about kimono: tea rooms, colleges, conventions, and more. My presentations commonly include talk about Kimono, Geisha, Origami, and Tea Culture. This informal blog, covers my adventures, collection of kimono, and general interests. The Greater Art Commission of Toledo Ohio formally recognizes me. I started back in 2005 and have enjoyed meeting a wide variety of people over the years. Most of all, I am always eager to learn more from creditable sources who are willing to teach.
Foremost I believe that everyone interested in kimono and the related culture should not have to deal with rude or snide “elitism”. A friendly smile and helping hand is the best method to use to foster interest in kimono and culture. I have met and talked to people at all levels of interest and find their personal stories about kimono fun.