We visited our Onehunga Technical Centre to chat with Sophie about the trip and what they discovered.
After some serious planning, Christina and Sophie already knew what they wanted before going overseas. Scouring New Zealand for traditional kimonos hadn’t resulted in the yields needed and items available online were very highly priced so the next option was to head to Tokyo armed with a shopping list and a map of stores. For this production, there are about 45 cast members to dress and almost everyone will be wearing traditional Japanese kimono ensembles.
The duo visited a range of kimono shops, street markets and fabric stores in suburbs all over Tokyo.