Taishō Kasane Kimono Set

A week ago I won a rather interesting kimono lot off eBay. Here are the original auction photos:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; and 9. While some pieces are in serious need of some tender…

Anatomy of a Vintage Tsuke Obi

A week ago I won a rather interesting kimono lot off eBay. In addition to the kasane set, haori and misc komono was an obi. I couldn’t see the photos very clearly in the auctions –…

Organizing My Tansu

I posted a little while ago about how I purchased a tansu. The tansu arrived about a week before my birthday, however I had been both sick and busy with work over the last couple of…

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…

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