Archive for January, 2004

Kimono make a comeback

Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

While skimming kimono sites today I came across an interesting article, which inspired me to do a sort of press review. I’m glad I did, because it lead to even more interesting finds! Kimono makes a style comeback in Japan (Market News Express) The first article I came across. It’s good, but contains at least […]

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Yukata kitsuke videos

Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

The excellent kitsuke site at Somesho has added videos on how to wear yukata and tie different hanhaba obi musubi! You’ll need a very fast connection to download them, as they’re big files (the kitsuke videos range from 3 to 19 meg, while the obi musubi are from 25-40 meg). If you plan on viewing […]

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Several gallery additions

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

I received my tsumugi and meisen kimono a month ago, and got a new tsukesage-komon (my first!) and haori in the mail today. They’ve been added to the gallery, here are direct links: o Kiku tsukesage komon – which has a chic vintage look that I really like. o “Patchwork”-dyed tsumugi o Fans and arabesques […]

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Friday, January 16th, 2004

An excellent post on shibori with several links can be found on MetaFilter today. Examples of shibori in my own gallery include the following: purple Edo komon and shibori kimono, aizome (natural indigo) yukata, deep red haori with shibori flowers, camellia and arrows Nagoya obi, and my favorite shibori garment, this grey-blue kiku (chrysanthemum) haori. […]

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Akemashite omedetou!

Wednesday, January 7th, 2004

Happy New Year! To celebrate 2004, I finally tried on my red and black furisode: . . From left to right: The first photo is with a datejime, before putting on the obi; the second and third photos are fully dressed. I’ve posted the first photo because of what becomes apparent in the second: my […]

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