For sharing the joy of Kimono and promoting mutual understanding and cultural exchanges between U.S. and Japan, LA Kimono Club supports various Kimono events in Los Angeles.
To coincide with the New Year’s Day celebration in Little Tokyo, LA Kimono Club presents “Mr. & Miss Kimono LA Contest” on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 11 am at Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo.
Each contestant will showcase their kimono by walking solo, “striking a pose,” and doing a full turn for judges. Judging includes Japanese kimono experts who will evaluate the type of kimono, as well as how beautifully it’s showcase and worn.
Winners will be announced at 1:00 pm at Noguchi Plaza, Winner will be presented at Weller Court during the annual Kimono Fashion Show at Little Tokyo’s “Oshogatsu” celebration in the afternoon of Jan. 1.