Friday, January 05, 2007


I have decided to start a new kesa. I am busy collecting scraps of old Japanese kimonos and other fabrics to sew a nine stripes Funzoe kesa with toyama (distant mountains). This will be for all of us. I will keep the memory and presence of Anu ( a wonderful woman, writer and friend who passed away a few weeks ago) in my mind during the task.

7 Comments:

Blogger nominata said...

Great to hear from you again. Please can you keep us up to date on your progress with the Kesa.

Many thanks

1:05 PM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

Thank you Nominata...I will.
Take care.

Kuma san

12:50 PM  
Blogger Jordan & The Tortoise said...

Kuma San,

I look forward to learning about this new Kesa.

I have made a few Rakusa (with allot of help) and would love to embrace the task of making a Kesa.

I have only briefly looked through your site here and while I saw a few pictures of patterns I would like to know if there a good reference for a pattern or how to guide that you would recommend?

Thanks,
Be well and Happy!
Gassho,
Jordan

1:56 PM  
Blogger sritantra said...

Pierre,
Thank you for your recent post.
I am still based in Singapore. All is fine. I am strongly considering a return to Japan in the spring.
Could you offer any up to date advice on how a foreigner manages to stay there these days. I am thinking mainly concerning visa regulations. You may reply to me directly if you think it out of place here.

Best regards,
troy

http://bauddhamata.blogspot.com/

5:56 PM  
Blogger Lee Love said...

Greetings,

When I lived in Minnesota, I assisted Tomoe Katagiri Sensei (Dainin Katagiri Roshi's wife) when she taught Nyoho-e. She has translated Dogen's writings on the subject and has published them along with instructions on sewing the robes.

If you are interested, you might inquire here: http://www.mnzencenter.org/

I am going back in a week (I am in Mashiko, TOchigi-ken) and hope to finish an Okesa.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Lee Love said...

I am in Minnesota now and sewing with Katagiri Sensei.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Alexander Bogomazov said...

Hi! Very interesting! Thanks!

4:24 AM  

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