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Gagaku kurotomesode

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

Last week I won a kurotomesode that absolutely takes my breath away: (photo taken by ebay seller ryujapan-99, who has a great selection.) Closeup of the pattern It’s my size (164cm – ideally I would take a kimono my height, or 178cm, but I can wear one as short as 160 and still have a […]

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003

I’m very happy because I’ve had quite the stroke of luck. It’s funny because at the same time I was complaining a little on a kimono forum about never being able to find simple vintage woven kimono, preferably meisen, in my size (I’m far too tall for most of them), I came across two with […]

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Wedding kimono

Sunday, August 24th, 2003

If you’re a kimono lover, you’ve probably noticed that amongst wedding kimono, there are shiromuku, uchikake, kakeshita, and wedding furisode. What’s the difference? Shiromuku literally means “pure white”, and refers to a pure white wedding set, usually shiromuku (here used to designate the white uchikake), kakeshita and nagajuban. There may also be a layer called […]

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