Monday, July 30, 2012

Textile Design 22 Smily Goldfish

Today's textile design is "Smily Goldfish"
One fond memory of a festival during my childhood days.
Crowds of people
at the spot lined with stalls
along the travel path of the Mikoshi.
There were so many exciting things;
Performances, ring toss, "Smart Ball" (pin ball),
Goldfish scooping, tortoiseshell candy, candy figures
Okonomiyaki, and the like.
I do poorly at Goldfish scooping,
and I have no memories of ever being able to scoop any up,
but it was a definite must-have at any festival.

(Written by Katsuji Wakisaka, translated by Angie Chen)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Textile Design 21 Shaved Ice

Today's textile design is "Shaved Ice"

The glistening sun.
Overcome by the heat, the humid air wraps around our bodies.
There's no escape, with not a breeze in sight.
I see a flag of shaved ice.
Ah, it flashes straight into my mind
the visions of salvation that the coolness would bring.
The flag of shaved ice is inseparably linked
with the Japanese summer,
no matter where you go in Japan.
That simple & clear image is a brilliant design
and what I believe to be a piece of Japanese culture.

(Written by Katsuji Wakisaka, translated by Angie Chen)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

SOU・SOU SF is looking for part time staff!

We are hiring! Currently, we are looking for part time staff who have passion for unique Japanese fashion, especially tabi shoes!

The ideal candidate will have:

Friendly, responsible personality and great communication skills
Ability to work 3~4days a week (including weekend days)
Organization skills and an eye for detail
Customer service experience (experience with apparel preferred)
Some knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator
Good problem solving skills, needs minimum supervision

and the most important must love SOU・SOU products!

If you are interested in this position, please send us your resume at and please let us know which days you are available to work.

We will contact you ONLY if you meet our qualifications.
NO phone calls or walk-ins please!

Good luck!!

SOU・SOU サンフランシスコ店ではパートタイムの販売スタッフを募集中です!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Beat the Heat - Summer 2012

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all doing well. We have new products to introduce to you today.

These new Ise cotton rectangle dresses are great for those hot summer days. With a new V neckline, it creates a gentle breezy look. These lightweight dresses are a perfect layer over a camisole and leggings or linen bottoms. We have a few prints to choose from, so check our selection to find the perfect one for you.

Speaking of linen, we have these linen maxi skirts - previously only available in a plain navy - now available in prints. Simple design, but beautiful prints & great quality linen that softens as you wear it. A nice addition to any closet and you can still wear this during the autumn, just add a pair of leggings underneath.
And for the men, we have a few new items too!

These are great alternatives to t-shirts. Made of a cotton crepe (chizimi) material, it is quite cool and comfortable. Perfect for those summer get-togethers that you never really know what to wear to.

You can wear our Kimono Sleeve tops in coordination with these shorts to create the ultimate warm-weather outfit. With the popular and limited edition "flying elephants" print by well known muralist Hideki Kimura, you just can't miss it! Design-wise, it is both functional & stylish with it's generous pocket-space and contrast color schemes.

We have plenty more new items, so be sure to check back often on here or on our Facebook page: Sou Sou Sf

Have a great day!