Greetings from Solveig! I thought I would pass this note on to people who are in range of the bay area.
Sojuan, will be visiting Northern California again and will do 3-day kimono sale at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco on Friday, October 8th to Sunday, October 10th. This is a great opportunity to purchase quality custom made kimonos for very reasonable prices. Informal kimono instruction will be available there.
Your Humble Servant