Lena ‘s Tradition or Lena’ s Tradition is a project that starts in the summer of 2019 following the closure of the bar called “Len ‘s Comic Café” which was located near Tetuan Square in Barcelona.
When I still had the bar I went to events and various fairs to promote myself and in one of these came the idea of buying original kimonos to make a photocall where people could dress in these pieces. During these events there were those who asked me if I did not sell them and I ended up putting a price on them.
In the summer of 2019 I close the bar after five years of sharing love for the subculture with wonderful people. En aquesta época encara tinc diverses de les peces que he anat adquirint, així que decideixo comprar un lot més gran i llançar-me a l’aventura de compartir amb el món la meravella dels kimonos i altre marxandatge oriental.
The fateful 2020 arrives and they start canceling events and acts with a lot of people, they confine us in March and I get very sad, I don’t know what will happen to all the fantastic pieces I have accumulated.
When we can finally start dating, I stay with a friend who recommends that I start selling some of the jewelry for Wallapop or Vinted, which works. There are many people in love with kimonos in the world and it is wonderful when they find this piece that they have been looking for for a long time.
Meanwhile my partner starts a business digitization project calledDigiCultura Solutions and how could it be otherwise I create the website, so they can go even further the precious pieces of country of the Rising Sun.
Taking advantage of the web we expanded the catalog to not only Japan but also all of Asia, bringing jewelry from India (a country very close to me), and vintage clothing.
And since there is space a small section of several is included where above all there will be small “geeky” collectibles jewelry that I see of interest, just like kawaii stationery or Japanese pottery, it will be the disaster drawer of everything I I feel like selling and I don’t fit into another section.
I don’t know how the project will evolve but what I do know is that it will grow with the users and whatever you want.
Ask, my faithful followers, and you will have it.
My name is Lena, the daughter of a Catalan and a Swede. Born in India, in Panahi, capital of Goa. I did not live there long but before settling on the Costa Brava I was taken to travel to various places in the world from South America to Asia.
At the age of five I started traveling annually to Sweden to see my family and at the same time made the occasional trip to India with my parents.
As you can see travel is in my blood.
In Catalonia we were lucky in the nineties and early 2000s to have a lot of Japanese animation on our regional television channel, which, in addition to my fondness for European comics, I began to be interested in manga, my big hobby still today.
At the age of fifteen I went to Japan for the first time with a group of friends. We do Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima … a dream trip.
. It was in September of the year 2000, around the 13th, a date that Evangelion fans should recognize We spent half the trip saying the second impact would take place.
There I bought my first Kimono, obi and obijime, in Harajuku. We were accompanied by a Japanese girl who showed me a second hand shop. There they had it, lilac, crepe silk, beautiful. It was mine.
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Many articles we have only one of each, once sold it’s very provable we’ll not have it again.