Japanese Colors – Nara to Muromachi Era

The following colour tables have been referenced from: Japanese Design: Modern Approaches to Traditional Elements Gingko Press ISBN: 1-58423-081-9 Nara Era: AD 562-793 AYA – Colour scheme with flowery changes The style of the Orient and…

Iki, Modernity and Shibui

I won an auction for a book a few months ago, “Women of Japan” by Keiichi Takasawa, published in 1955. While the book borders on being sexist to a degree based on modern day beliefs, it…

Tenugui Hadajuban

This Christmas I’ve been laid up in bed with the flu so I’ve been browsing around various kitsuke blogs to amuse myself. This morning, I stumbled upon how to repurpose a tenugui for sleeves and collar…

Work Christmas Party Outfit

It was the work Christmas party tonight. I wore my version of a “cocktail dress”. While not as all-round polished as my last outfit – this was still a fun outfit to put together. I was…

Taisho Roman (大正ロマン編)

I’m a huge fan of Taisho Romance (大正ロマン編) style when it comes to kimono and the bulk of my collection dates from the Greater Taisho Era. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to dress…

Welcome to Naomi no Kimono Asobi!

Welcome to Naomi no Kimono Asobi! Many years ago I started what was originally a small website about geisha and maiko. I had always held a deep appreciation for the traditional arts of Japan, especially the…

Kimono and the Colors of Japan

Kimono and the Colors of JapanISBN 4894444518 Amazon.co.jp linkAmazon.com linkyesasia.com link Topic Discussion on Immortal Geisha Forums:(link to be updated) Book Breakdown:The first volume in a current set of three, this book contains beautiful full page…

Child Kimono and the Colors of Japan

Child Kimono and the Colors of JapanISBN 4894446073 and 978-4894446076 Amazon.co.jp linkyesasia.com link Topic Discussion on Immortal Geisha Forums:(link to be updated) Book Breakdown:Following along the lines of the first and the second book in this…

Trip to Chicago!

In the middle of November Arian and I flew to Chicago for a week for a wedding. I had no plans on wearing kimono, but everyone insisted that I do – so I had no choice….

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