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JLPT N1 Grammar: を皮切りに (wo kawakiri ni)

を皮切りに (wo kawakiri ni)

Meaning: starting with; beginning of

How to use the: Noun + を皮切りに(して)/を皮切りとして

Explain:
Used in the case when it comes to performing an action then the same situation will last.

Example sentences:
1, 彼の店は京都で成功したのを皮切りに、各地に次々と出店していずれも成功を収めた。
kare no mise wa kyouto de seikou shita no wo kawakiri ni, kakuchi ni tsugitsugi to shutten shite izuremo seikou o osameta.
His store first succeeded in Kyoto and later in other parts of the country.

2, 彼女は、店長としての成功を皮切りに、どんどん事業を広げ、大実業家になった。
Kanojo wa, tenchō to shite no seikō wo kawakiri ni, dondon jigyō o hiroge, dai jitsugyōka ni natta.
Starting with her success as a store manager, she expanded her business and became a big businessman.

3, 花より男子に主演したのを皮切りに、小栗旬はスターへの道を歩み始めていた。
hana yori dango ni shuen shita no wo kawakiri ni, oguri shun wa sutaa e no michi o ayumi hajimete ita.
Oguri Shun rose to stardom after starring in Boys Over Flowers.

4, 太鼓の合図を皮切りに、祭りの行列が繰り出した。
Taiko no aizu wo kawakiri ni, matsuri no gyōretsu ga kuridashita.
Starting with the drumming signal, the procession of the procession was pulled out.

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