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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,…

2011 San Jose Obon Festival

We made a very last minute decision to head out to San Jose Obon today to meet up with some friends. My kimono room is absolute chaos right this moment – with 4 huge boxes of obi blocking my tansu, so with very little time to get dressed – I grabbed what ro I had…

Thank You!

I wanted to extend a big thank you to those who bidded on my auctions!  The grand total was: $672.09 100% of the proceeds were donated to Global Giving for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund paid automatically upon payment by the winner through eBay’s charity payment system. Thank you to those who bidded and…

Rainy Day Kitsuke

We were going to go to Hakone Gardens today, but it was raining and miserable so I did rainy day kitsuke instead! I decided to wear one of my wool sets I haven’t worn yet, paired with an obi that my lovely friend, Diane gifted me quite some time ago. The outfit was meant to…

Suki Suki Kiss Kanzashi Ensemble!

I purchased the Suki Suki Kiss hairpin from Chidoriya World a little while ago – when it arrived, I was blown away by just how cute it was that I wanted to create an ensemble around it. Please forgive how tired I look – Lily is teething like WHOAH right now – which means NO…

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