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        The kimono, often referred to as "the world's largest national costume," has captivated the world with its beauty of endless colors and patterns.

        Many Japanese people wish to wear a kimono at least once, and many visitors to Japan from abroad also wish to see and wear a kimono in Japan. Many visitors to Japan from abroad also want to see and try on the kimono in Japan. However, kimonos are on the verge of going out of style because they are difficult and tight to put on, wear out quickly, are difficult to care for and store, and are expensive.
        Witnessing the growing trend away from kimonos, and wanting to preserve the kimono culture for future generations.... With this in mind, Jingoro Tailor eliminates all the troublesome aspects of kimonos (dressing, tightness, falling out of place, care, storage, cost, etc.) and provides a product that anyone can easily wear by themselves, wash at home, and wear without falling out of place. It was born as a patented kimono that can be worn easily by one person and washed at home without falling out of place. We have been working for 25 years to pass down the kimono as a "culture" rather than just a temporary boom. During that time, we have been featured in numerous TV programs and newspapers, and the number of fans who support our efforts has steadily increased. We now have a wide range of fans, not only kimono lovers, but also those who are not familiar with kimono, and even customers from overseas. We are proud of the wide range of fans that we have received.

        As time went by, the environment and architectural styles changed, as did facial features, makeup, and hairstyles, but Nobunaga Oda and Oichi pushed the kosode to the forefront of fashion. Oda Nobunaga and Oichi no Kataoka pushed kosode to the forefront of fashion, and Sakamoto Ryoma wore hakama with boots. The kimono has also evolved with the times. Kimonos by Jingoro Tailor, designed to harmonize with modern lifestyles and cityscapes, allow you to enjoy wearing necklaces and earrings without worrying about your hairstyle.
You can enjoy wearing necklaces and earrings without worrying about your hairstyle, and you can walk briskly with sandals or boots.

First of all, we would like to introduce the kimonos of Jingoro Tailor, which "anyone can wear easily by themselves, do not fall out of place, and can be washed at home," as a window for more people to enjoy the traditional culture of kimono.

        If more people become familiar with the traditional culture of kimono, we are confident that this will lead to the revitalization of the kimono industry as a whole. We are convinced that this will lead to the revitalization of the kimono industry as a whole. We are confident that we will be able to revitalize the kimono industry as a whole, by helping companies in the kimono industry and all other industries, people in various fields who have preserved and inherited traditional Japanese culture, and people all over Japan and the world who love kimonos. We will strive for the revival of kimono culture together with many people in the kimono industry, companies in all industries, people who have preserved and inherited traditional Japanese culture in various fields, and people who love kimonos all over Japan and the world.

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《Designer Biography》

仕立屋甚五郎 デザイナー 着物 特許 日本きもの

髙橋 賢一  Kenichi Takahashi

Born in 1947. Born in Oita Prefecture. Chairman and Representative Director of Nihon Kimono Co.
Graduated from Komazawa University, Faculty of Economics.
In his youth, he was an athlete in track and field, setting numerous records.

〈Main Achievements〉
Winner of the 10,000m at the National Youth Championships
Representative of Oita Prefecture in the Round-Kyushu Ekiden (relay race)
At the age of 19, he ran a strong race in the Round-Kyushu Ekiden, beating the Mexican Olympic silver medalist "Kenji Kimihara".
First place in the 46th Hakone Ekiden preliminary round (1968) in individual result.
Participates in the Hakone Ekiden (3 consecutive appearances: holds the record for the most consecutive appearances without losing a race).

After moving into the business world, he became concerned that the kimono, a traditional Japanese culture, was dying out, and focused on reviving the culture.
In 1997, he launched the "Tailor Jingoro" brand and obtained patents, utility models, and design rights.
Currently, he has been interviewed by more than 50 press and media outlets and is the focus of much attention.

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