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Producer, Stylist: Rinko Kimino

Author of books about kimono, folk craft goods, kabuki, etc, and producer and product development planner of kimono and Japanese folk craft goods, Rinko is a successful event producer and planner and editor of books. Her works are geared toward the youth of Japan, and promote Japanese traditions such as kimonos, tenugui towels and the kabuki theater with a modern sensibility. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010, and started to introduce the Japanese culture overseas.

Amelia Cantlay / Project Coordinator

Amelia is a freelance illustrator and translator based in Los Angeles. Her ambitions include discovering new ways of creating all kinds of things, and bridging the communication between her two native cultures, Japan and the U.S. This makes Kimono Days a perfect place for her to hang out.

Hair: Minaho

Minaho worked at a salon in Japan for 4 years, then moved to the U.S. She graduated Joe Blasco, and is now working as a freelance hair and makeup artist.
Website: Minaho Style (

Kitsuke (Kimono Dresser): Sachiko Miyoshi

The official kitsuke artist(kimono dresser) for Kimono days. She obtained her kitsuke license in 1995, and has been professionally dressing for special occasions such as coming of age ceremonies, Shichi-Go-San, and graduations since 2003. She has been assisting Rinko Kimino since 2011. Beautiful, hand-crafted kimonos fill her heart with love for the Japanese culture, and her favorite part about her job is to see the happy, beautiful, confident, and proud looks on the faces of those she dresses. Sachiko's hobbies include her thrice a year half-marathon runs, weekly weight training, and Zumba. She takes baking classes once a month. She loves exercising just as much as she loves eating.

Photographer: Sylvia Gunde

Sylvia Gunde is a fashion and portrait photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts with a BFA in Studio Arts before setting out in her career in professional photography. Driven to meld concept and aesthetic, she is continuously inspired by things beyond the realm of photography (especially by music, other art forms, and adventure).
Website: Sylvia G Photography

Videographer: Raio Mitsuno

Raio is a videographer/editor based in Los Angeles. From outings with friends to projects like Kimono Days, he enjoys capturing moments through the viewfinder of his camera. Things he likes most in this world include dogs, cats, gyoza, and gadgets (in no particular order). The thing he hates most in this world are holes (that's Trypophobia, for those that are curious. But you've been warned).

The Last Bookstore Owner: Josh Spencer

Josh has been selling books online since 1998, and decided to open The Last Bookstore in 2009 when he saw that downtown had no bookstores and the US in general seemed to be losing many bookstores. He didn't want to just open a boring retail business, however. He wanted it to be a destination and an experience for everyone who came, whether they read books or not!