Goodness Gracious Pink!

Last weekend I received an absolutely lovely gift from the performing group girls at taiko as a thank-you for helping them out with some sewing backstage last year. It was quite unexpected and really sweet of them…especially considering I just did what any other dojo member should have done, had they known how to sew.

Ultimately, I plan on wearing the obi with my purple hanabishi kimono, but today I wanted to try something I haven’t done for a while – go bright.

I decided to pull out my pink swirly komon that my dear friend, Mojuko, gave to me. It’s been about 1.5 years since I last wore it.

And the back of the obi:

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go with a black han-eri, black eri sewn to the kimono or a black date-eri. I decided to go with the date-eri. I’m not sure if I’m 100% happy with the outfit. If I saw it on someone else, I’d probably be thrilled…but I think for myself it’s been quite some time since I’ve worn so much light pink and such a modern kimono (I want longer sleeves!) that I actually felt a little strange! Quite unusual for me.

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