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In Djibouti, Africa, with Matsuda (right)
Kenzo Takada

Kenzo Takada (11) Halfway around the world on a wondrous trip

Awed by traditional clothing, I realized the connection between style and culture

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The boat trip took a month. It was a leisurely voyage that took us to Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, with numerous stopovers as we traveled from Yokohama to Marseille.

The waves were rough in the East China Sea and I became seasick, but perhaps because I was still young, my body became accustomed to the motion in a matter of days.

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