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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…

Guess who wore kimono, and who didn’t?

That’s right! Lily wore kimono this weekend for the San Francisco Taiko Dojo concert…and I didn’t! It’s not that I didn’t want to though. I had an awesome tsuzumi overload ensemble planned…but Lily decided to go on a nursing strike Saturday morning, and our very carefully timed outing was thrown to the wind. There was…

Crow-mono!

It’s been forever and a day since I last did kitsuke. Being a new Momma is HARD WORK! Trying to find time to do things for myself at the moment is almost impossible. Also, I breastfeed, so while I should learn how to breastfeed in kimono – I don’t want to risk leaking all over…

Lily’s San Francisco Cherry Blossom Debut!

Lily made her first public kimono debut! Lily’s kimono is from Ichiroya. It was a kimono for a 3 year old and in order to make it fit Miss Lily, who is only just over 2 months old, I had to sew up the excess length, put in shoulder tucks and also reduce the width…

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