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Kimono Challenge #4 – Your least used kimono item(s)

The kimono challenge questions are: 1. How did you discover and get into kimono? 2. Your dearest kimono item(s). 3. Your most used kimono item(s) (not counting jubans, datejimes etc.). 4. Your least used kimono item(s). 5. Your favourite coordination(s) so far. 6. What do you like and don’t like about kimono. 7. Kimono confessions….

20th Kimono Day – San Francisco Japantown

The 20th Kimono Day  was held on the 11th of March, the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquakes and tsunami that rocked Japan, taking so many lives, destroying towns and leaving many more people left with nothing trying to rebuild their lives.  I remember all too clearly being glued in front of the television watching in utter…

Kitsuke of Yesteryear #3

This is a lovely mother and daughter photograph I have in my collection. While I was drawn to it for a number of reasons, the fact all three of them were wearing plaid kimono really captivated my attention. In the West, we might call this particular pattern (or variations of it) plaid, tartan, tattersall or…

Hinamatsuri 雛祭り 2012

Yesterday (3rd of March), girls all over Japan celebrated Hinamatsuri, alternatively known as Girl’s Day. We don’t have a Hinamatsuri display yet, but I thought it would be fun to dress Lily and myself in kimono to celebrate! Being “Girl’s Day” and early Spring, I thought rather than my usual bold combinations, soft, pastel colours…

Kitsuke of Yesteryear – #2

The previous Kitsuke of Yesteryear post showed early Showa kitsuke. Today, I thought it would be interesting to view Meiji era kitsuke, at least, from the back! From the wonderful OkinawaSoba‘s collection. I find this photograph interesting in a number of different ways – the various hairstyles (which Okinawa Soba and his readers discuss), the more…

Kimono Challenge #2 – Your dearest kimono item(s)

The kimono challenge questions are: 1. How did you discover and get into kimono? 2. Your dearest kimono item(s). 3. Your most used kimono item(s) (not counting jubans, datejimes etc.). 4. Your least used kimono item(s). 5. Your favourite coordination(s) so far. 6. What do you like and don’t like about kimono. 7. Kimono confessions….

Kimono Challenge #1 – How did you discover and get into kimono?

A number of kimono bloggers are doing this, and while I’m late to the game, it’s better late than never! 1. How did you discover and get into kimono? 2. Your dearest kimono item(s). 3. Your most used kimono item(s) (not counting jubans, datejimes etc.). 4. Your least used kimono item(s). 5. Your favourite coordination(s)…

Kitsuke of Yesteryear – #1

While I have an appreciation for kimono fashion in general my love lies with pre-WWII, with a focus on The Greater Taisho Period, a time spanning 1910 to 1930. I find this particular period saw massive inovation with not only design and colour, but with kitsuke itself. I collect postcards and photographs from this period…

19th Kimono Day – San Francisco Japantown

At long last, we were finally able to attend another kimono day!  San Francisco Japantown’s Kimono Days started shortly before I fell pregnant with Lily and we attended a few. But then with life, work, breastfeeding, etc – we had difficulty attending any more until now.  This time, in addition to Arian, Lily and myself,…

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