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Aid For Japan at Collectionaires

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In the run up to Christmas, Aid For Japan was kindly invited to partake in a day of Japanese culture at a special pop-up shop in London’s fashionable district of Chelsea by Collectionaires.

Collectionaires offers an exclusive selection of luxury clothing and accessories for women. Their choice of over 200 styles is carefully selected from the collections of some of the top fashion designers in Japan.

Sam Sake offered a wonderful selection of drinks – as well as a quick education on the different grades of sake…


Aid For Japan founder, Akemi Solloway, offered attendees the opportunity to indulge in the art of the Japanese Tea ceremony and kimono dressage – a refreshing break from a day’s shopping!

Meanwhile, the basement area of the shop was transformed into a sake bar, with Sam Sake offering a wonderful selection of drinks, as well as a quick education on the different grades of sake. All funds raised were generously donated to Aid For Japan.

To complete the experience, nail artist Kitsune provided beautiful nail art ranging from the subtle and sophisticated to hyper-Japan kawaii (cute) designs.

The day not only provided an opportunity for people to learn more about Aid For Japan and its aims and goals, but also explore the latest Japanese fashions and indulge in some of the most popular forms of Japanese culture. We were delighted with the enthusiasm and curiosity of all who came and are confident that there will be more events where that came from in the very near future!

Aid For Japan offers its sincere gratitude to Kevin House of Collectionaires and to Kasia Hitchcock of Sam Sake.

Photos by David Griffiths