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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…

Genji Warehouse Shopping Spree!

When my friends were visiting – we decided to make a trek to the Genji Warehouse. I’m quite familiar with the storeroom in the city, as I buy from there all the time, but I’ve never been to the warehouse itself before, though. Of course, no self respecting kitsuke enthusiast would go shopping for kimono,…

Meeting Liza!

I had the opportunity to attend a lecture about geisha on the 17th of November held at the Morikami museum by Liza Dalby. I completely enjoyed the lecture, although I do have to admit I didn’t learn anything new (the lecture concentrated a lot on geisha basics, if you have read her book you would…