Archive for April, 2003

Hikifurisode: first attempt

Wednesday, April 16th, 2003

My Marusho hikifurisode seems to have a penchant for adventure. I originally had it sent to my parents in the US, then asked them to send it to me in France. They put it in the mail two months ago, and I just received it today! Postage was for it to be sent by air, […]

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Lesson 4: Advanced kitsuke books

Monday, April 14th, 2003

This lesson will cover more advanced kitsuke books, which mainly focus on different obi musubi (obi knots or bows). At the moment I only have two, but these two books are so full of information that they should satisfy most anyone’s needs. See also Lesson Three: Basic kitsuke books, where four all-around kitsuke books are […]

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Lesson 3: Basic kitsuke books

Wednesday, April 9th, 2003

In this “lesson”, I’ll be covering basic kitsuke – kimono dressing – books. These cover a lot of area in good detail, and are great for beginners. As this entry on basic books is already long, I’ll post a second entry on more advanced books. In this list, “Kimono types covered” lists the different kimono […]

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Lesson 2: Komono (accessories)

Monday, April 7th, 2003

Today I received my shipment of the most recent bunch of kitsuke (kimono dressing) accessories I ordered, and now have enough to merit a dedicated post. The accessories below are numbered in approximately the order they’re worn, so the numbers jump around a bit. (Click for a larger image.) 1. Tabi – white socks, which […]

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Lesson 1: How not to wear a komon

Saturday, April 5th, 2003

How not to wear a komon (informal) kimono. These are photos from when I first wore this kimono, in January. At the time I had only an obi makura (to give the back knot volume) and some koshihimo (long, two-inch-wide strips of muslin used to hold the underkimono and kimono in place), plus a homemade […]

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