Today, I did my first kitsuke of 2012. It's a belated New Year's kitsuke. I had a new tsukesage in a soft of taupe-mauve color that I had since fall, but just needed the right occasion. With its mats motif, I figured it would be perfect for New Year's, especially dressed up with a shiny fukuro obi, also with pine trees. To keep the outfit from looking too plain, I used a mint obijime and mint and violet obi age. The ohashori is a little longer than I'd like it to be, and my obi got a little wrinkled after being under the haori. Anyway, I hope you all like it!