KAPUKI celebrated its second anniversary in conjunction with the blossoming of cherry blossoms.
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supports KAPUKI.
Since its opening, KAPUKI has been proposing the possibilities of modern kimonos from a fashion standpoint, rather than from a folk costume standpoint. It goes without saying that kimono is a traditional Japanese culture. However, if we only keep the tradition, it will fade away.
In order to inherit the unique tradition of kimono, it is necessary to "pursue new beauty" that matches the times, and sometimes "innovative ideas" are necessary. Tradition is inherited while increasing its brilliance through a series of innovations. I believe that this is what will lead to the inheritance of tradition in the truest sense.
In order to realize "pursuit of new beauty" and "innovative ideas", we believe that not only the selection of products such as rolls and obis handled by KAPUKI, but also tailoring and dressing are very important elements.
Over the past two years, I have learned various elements necessary for modern kimono through my interactions with many people. At the same time, original items only available at KAPUKI and beautiful silhouettes created in collaboration with Japanese dressmakers and dressers.
Through these things, I feel that little by little I am able to convey the KAPUKI-like world view to everyone.
I would like to continue to express “modern chic” through kimono by leaning (wearing) like KAPUKI, so I look forward to your continued support.
KAPUKI Mitsuaki Koshizuka