Yusei Yagi of FANTASTICS won the “Kimono Knight” award
Yusei Yagi of the dance and vocal group FANTASTICS took the stage at the 5th Best Formal Wear Award Ceremony held at Gajoen in Meguro-ku, Tokyo, on November 9. He received the “Kimono Knight” award in the Japanese-style clothing category.
Yusei Yagi happily shared his joy of receiving the Kimono Night award on stage, saying, “I am very honored to receive this wonderful award. I myself really like kimonos and other traditional Japanese clothing, and I have had many opportunities to wear kimonos in movies and at fan events this year and last year. I am very happy to receive this wonderful award just as I was thinking how wonderful kimonos are.”
When he also announced his aspirations, “From now on, I will do my best to work harder to become a cool, austere, mature man who looks good in a kimono with even more dignity,” he was cheered loudly by the audience.
What is the Best Formal Wear Award?
The Best Formal Wear Award, now in its fifth year, was established in 2019 by the Japan Formal Wear Culture Promotion Association to promote formal wear culture and contribute to the succession and development of traditional Japanese culture and traditional industry.
The awards will be presented to one “Tuxedo Knight” for men and one “Evening Dress Queen” for women in the Western-style clothing category, and one “Kimono Knight” for men and one “Kimono Queen” for women in the Japanese-style clothing category.
This year’s winners were AHN MIKA for “Evening Dress Queen” and COM. YAMATO for “Tuxedo Knight” in the Western style category, IKKO for “Kimono Queen” and Yusei Yagi of FANTASTICS for “Kimono Knight” in the Japanese style category.
Interview Date: November 9, 2023 at Meguro Gajoen