Monday, November 19, 2012

Pagoda Tsukesage

I am so excited!! I had looked at this kimono several weeks ago, but due to budget and need for more casual items, I decided against buying it at the time. Since Shinei is doing their end of year sale right now, I was looking at the larger, less expensive items, and this kimono was marked down by 50%. There was no thought required as to whether or not to buy it! It does have some stains, but nothing gigantic. It's 167cm long, and the wingspan is 132cm. I'm assuming it's meant to be more of a fall piece, considering the yellow and orange color of many of the trees.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Quick Tea Ceremony Kitsuke Post

I was definitely in a rush to get out of the house for this month's tea ceremony practice (as evidenced by the wet hair, no makeup, and use of a tsukuri obi), but I managed to get a few pictures in before we left. This time, my ensemble consisted of a matcha green iromuji, a tsukuri obi with brown and tan ichimatsu, manju kiku, and momiji, a dark red obiage, a green and white ichimatsu obijime, a sensu obidome, and dark red zori.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pink Sakura Komon and Blue Hana Ro Komon

These are my recent spoils from Shinei's end of the year sale. The first is this blue ro komon with some kind of flower motif. It's a generous 174cm long with a 140cm wingspan!

The second one is a pink striped komon with sakura motif. I can't wait til spring so I can wear it out! It's also larger with a 168cm length and 135cm wingspan.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Blue Striped Share Fukuro Obi

I haven't been buying much lately due to tighter finances, but this ended up (with shipping) costing me only about $20, and I'd been eyeing it for a while now. It's a blue striped cotton share fukuro obi.

For those of you not sure of what is the difference between fukuro and share fukuro, share fukuro is a casual type of fukuro obi, usually without metallic threads, typically shorter than regular fukuro, and meant to be tied in regular otaiko versus nijuudaiko (or other more formal musubi).

I see that I am starting to go through a more casual phase again. Many of the last things I have purchased are much more formal. The next thing I want to get is a wool kimono. The biggest issue I have with them is that most are vintage and WAY too short for my 172cm height. I have a wool bolt that's been sitting for over a year, so I may just decide to finally do some sewing if I come up empty on the search. If you find anything for super tall people, let me know!!