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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…

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…

Pregnant Kitsuke – 30 Weeks Pregnant!

At 27 weeks, I went for nice, sweet and subdued…. For 30 weeks, I went for LOUD and OBNOXIOUS. Please meet my pink and turquoise tachibana meisen kimono and my obnoxious purple and yellow shibori haori. I’m really excited about this kimono. I don’t have many Taisho meisen pieces, but the ones I do have…

Pregnant Kitsuke – 27 Weeks Pregnant!

It’s been a while since I’ve had time to sit down and do anything fun with kimono. Work, life and pregnancy have been keeping me terribly busy! Today, though, despite my horrendous allergies (I hate plant life at the moment), I finally got a chance to dress in an ensemble I’ve been wanting to do…

Pregnant Kitsuke – Taishō Meisen Komon

Today was quite a challenge dressing in this kimono! I fell in love with this meisen kimono at first sight, and while technically, it is way to short for me to wear – I really wanted to add it to my collection. Had I not been 15 weeks pregnant, I probably would have had a…

Pregnancy Kitsuke!

I apologize for not posting for a while, but I’ve had a good reason. Now that I feel safe talking about it in public, seeing I’ve made it to the second trimester (I’m 15 weeks now!) – yes! Arian and I are expecting our first child! There’s always been a lot of talk on the…

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival 2009

My husband and I went to San Francisco’s Cherry Blossom Festival this past weekend and had tons of fun! It gave me the oportunity to wear my two “new” kimono: my Taisho komon furisode hikizuri, and my crazy Taisho “shishi inside yabane” komon! This was the first time I’ve ever worn furisode…or done furisode kitsuke…

What’s Black, White & Red All Over?

I’ve started an “IG Kitsuke Challenges” sub-forum over on ImmortalGeisha – to help encourage people in experimenting with their ensembles: Today I finally had a chance to experiment for the “What’s Black, White & Red All Over” Challenge. My Entries: SUMMER ENSEMBLE: Flickr Link:http://flickr.com/photos/kimonoasobi/2935294449/in/set-72157607972885691 WINTER ENSEMBLE Flickr Link:http://flickr.com/photos/kimonoasobi/2935295303/in/set-72157607972885691 http://flickr.com/photos/kimonoasobi/2935295817/in/set-72157607972885691 http://flickr.com/photos/kimonoasobi/2935296555/in/set-72157607972885691 Flickr Link:http://flickr.com/photos/kimonoasobi/2936152890/in/set-72157607972885691

No Ohashori? No Worries!

I often have people asking me my opinion in regards to wearing kimono without ohashori. It’s also a question often asked on my forums – with this particular thread being the main one: http://www.immortalgeisha.com/ig_bb/viewtopic.php?t=10273 My opinion is – I prefer to wear a kimono I can get an ohashori out of – it’s just a…

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