Opening the kimono to everyone is an article about Frenchwoman Maia Maniglier’s introduction to and love affair with kimono. Today she is “a passionate kimono advocate who is now pushing the boundaries of kimono design by meshing traditional garment-making with cutting-edge digital printing.” At the end, Maniglier gives some basic useful tips for buying kimono to wear, and two websites are mentioned:
o GO West! in kimono, an “imaginary kimono shop” in French and English
o Nakashiyama, in Japanese
The book mentioned in the article is available on Amazon Japan: パリジェンヌの着物はじめ (Parisienne no kimono hajime).