Archive for May, 2004

Pink, purple and butterfly gallery additions

Monday, May 31st, 2004

Two kimono and a haori were added to the gallery today: o Pink Poem Rafts Edo Komon o Vintage Purple Meisen Haori o Butterflies on Blue Hikifurisode

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Pink Edo komon

Monday, May 17th, 2004

This outfit is one I got for myself as a birthday gift. Through some strange act of fate, both were sold (separately) at the same time, and won for a very reasonable price – so reasonable I could hardly believe it. The Edo komon is exactly the right size, in excellent condition and my favorite […]

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Fuji and meisen!

Sunday, May 16th, 2004

When I last wore my fuji hitoe, I noticed that the sleeves had been hemmed up. Intrigued by this discovery, I restored them to their original length, and tried it on again today. Now that 15 May has passed, it’s time to wear unlined kimono and nagajuban. Before and after! I wore a hanhaba obi […]

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Obi widths: another experiment

Wednesday, May 5th, 2004

Today I tried tying my obi even wider: 20cm (8″). (Larger photo.) So far I like this width the best, it seems to give the best overall proportions. The obi I’m wearing is the same as in the previous post, just the opposite side! I chose a wisteria kimono for this month of May, which […]

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Obi widths

Monday, May 3rd, 2004

The subject of obi widths relative to a person’s height recently came up on a forum I frequent. This is the result of my attempt at two different widths (15 and 18cm respectively, or 6″ and 7″) with a chuya obi: The idea is to find which proportions look best on a person. Normally 6″ […]

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