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Traveling Kimono Round 2

Hi everyone! I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus lately.  Life has just been so busy and active and I’ve had a large number of non-kimono projects I’ve been working on. However, the Travelling Kimono arrived and it was time to bust out all my kimono gear again! If you’re not familiar with the…

2012 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – Sunday Morning

A few weeks ago we went to Fillmore Street in San Francisco to have brunch with Arian’s friend. Afterwards, we walked around window shopping when we unexpectedly stumbled across a tiny Japanese antique store. I could see through the doorway a rack of kimono along the back door and of course, immediately became excited! Ever…

2012 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – Saturday Morning

It was Cherry Blossom Festival time again in Japan Town, San Francisco. Unlike last year where the trees were in full bloom, this year they had only just started blooming. The weather has been extremely erratic around here swinging from being unseasonally warm and wet, back to bitterly Winter cold. My guess is it delayed…

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…

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…

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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