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.


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?

Be well and Happy!

1:56 PM  
Blogger sritantra said...

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,

5:56 PM  
Blogger Lee Love said...


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:

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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