Australia-Japan Society of NSW

Zoom Culture Series: Kimono beyond the borders of Japan

  • 28 Aug 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online by Zoom


  • Anyone with a computer or device


Kimono beyond the borders of Japan

with Kyoko Hodgkinson

Continuing with our Zoom culture series, we welcome Kyoko Hodgkinson, a Grand Master in Kimono dressing and a Japan Tradition Technique Association Instructor.

Kyoko will talk about kimono dressing, how kimono style has transformed over the past 50 years to today, and how we can enjoy kimono in our busy modern life, and more. She says, “Kimono is there to be enjoyed by everyone, not only by people with Japanese heritage. You will be amazed by how versatile the kimono is and how divine they can make you feel.”

Kyoko is an engaging speaker. There will be plenty of images throughout the talk and time for Q&A.


Kyoko founded Kimono Australia as the first overseas certified kimono dressing school certified by The Japan Tradition Technique Instructor Association (JTTI). JTTI has  44 certified kimono schools and private practices around Japan. Her goal is to expand knowledge and awareness of Japanese culture through teaching Kimono dressing. Her Kimono Australia website is here:

Kyoko teaches local Australian students how to dress in kimono authentically. She is also a kimono stylist eg for special occasions and gives expert presentations.

Kyoko organises a variety of kimono based events throughout the year for all kimono enthusiasts in Sydney!

How to sign up

Sign up at the registration page. Your registration will be confirmed and the day before the event a Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants.

The event is suitable for all ages and it is free to attend.

About the Society

The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.

AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, at various locations around Sydney.

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