Hiroko, Mark and Masami met at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco in April, 2012. Hiroko and Masami volunteered as Kimono dressers for the “Courts of the Queen Program,” Mark as the photographer for the festival. So the beauty of Kimono brought us together. The three of us continue to dedicate our talent and skills to the communities looking to support Japanese culture. Because we feel that providing an opportunity for clients to experience wearing the Kimono can be possible throughout the year, and to continue our collaboration, we formed Sai Kimono in 2015.
“Sai” means “the arrangement of color.” Our venture, too, appreciates the beauty and complexity of colors’ accents. You already know that the traditional Kimono represents the beauty of Japanese culture, its art and elegance, its sophistication and taste. Sai Kimono provides a service to assist in memorializing portrayals of Japanese culture. The “Coming of Age ceremony” (Seijinshiki) for the 20 year old and the “7-5-3 year old ceremony” (Shichi-go-san) are naturally highlighted as important “ages” to be celebrated in Japanese culture. Should a client choose to capture a celebration such as a wedding, an anniversary or a graduation while wearing Kimono, we can arrange it for you, too. Sai Kimono offers the opportunity for clients to be dressed in Kimono by certified professionals and for these special moments to be celebrated in photographs.
Let us create your special moment!