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Japantown Fun!

Yesterday Arian and I hit Japantown for some fun for a change, rather than working for a taiko event. It gave me the opportunity to wear my new indigo kasuri ensemble…it really is starting to get a touch too warm for the haori – but I wanted to wear the set at least once before…

Union Square Ensemble

Today Arian and I went into Union Square, San Francisco to help with flyering for the San Francisco Taiko Dojo concert coming up later this month. I decided to use the oportunity to wear kimono. For a while, I’ve been pondering what my favourite purple komon would look like with my reversible Taisho obi…I took…

Halloween 2006

Arian and I went to a party of sorts at a neighbourhood bar on the weekend. It was a fun night and I was all a happy girl with Arian dressed as a pirate and being able to wear my current favourite kimono ensemble again.

All Shogied Out

Today I dressed in kimono and went to the city with Arian. We met up with Tanaka Sensei at the airport and greeted a news crew from NHK that just arrived from Japan. They were in San Francisco to cover a shogi tournament here. After we escorted them to their shuttle, we had lunch with…

Atlanta JapanFest 2006 – Day 2

“Sunday we were at JapanFest again. This time, I decided to go crazy with my kimono and wore a fantastic purple kimono Kate had given me, with a black and white striped obi and my fuchsia obi age and obijime. Kate tied my obi for me and tied bright green netting into the bow –…

Atlanta Japanfest 2006 – Day 1

Friday, my friends and I all headed to Atlanta in the afternoon to prepare for Japan Fest, as one of my friends had her store, Hana-Machi there. Saturday we raced off early to Stone Mountain Park to set up the store. My friends were going to dress as geiko and maiko for the day –…

Summer Chic

“I haven’t had a chance to practice kitsuke for nearly 3 months for various reasons and I’m all sad. I needed to take some photographs for PuchiMaiko so I figured I’d use that as an excuse to dress up. Unfortunately I discovered today that – I am woefully out of kitsuke shape. I need to…

Asian Festival

This past weekend was a busy, yet fun weekend. On Saturday – Fushu Daiko was performing at the Asian Festival at the Fruit and Spice Park which is way out whoop-whoop. It feels almost surreal driving around that area. It has been two years since I last went to the Asian Festival. FD performed there…

Photo Shoot for CityLink Magazine

Well….. that was awfully embarrassing, striking poses in front of people I don’t know, the camera constantly flashing and everyone racing into the studio to check me out. I had to dress myself and I feel my kitsuke is sub-par – I felt really rushed and as a result I did a bad job and…

Taishō Chic

“This morning I dressed up in my indigo kimono I purchased early October. I fell lin love with this kimono because the indigo was just so vibrant and the pink and turquoise hanabishi pattern completely won me over. I decided to pair the kimono with my raspberry red hakata obi (the first photograph gives the…

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