Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Erikae Observations

As I was flipping through images on a website about geiko, I kept noticing some girls with purple obijime for erikae (the geiko's debut). I guess that intrigued me, so I decided to look up what girls in different districts wore for erikae. They all had the same general presentation, but it was mostly the obijime and obiage that differentiated the districts.

Common factors:
  • Black formal hikizuri
  • Gold base obi
  • Red nagajuban with gold design
  • Geta (Usually senryou style, but could be toothed. A few wore zori for rainy weather.)
  • White embroidered haneri
  • Bekko and tama kanzashi
  • Katsura with metal "wings" in back

District-specific factors (most common presentation):

Unique factors (attributed to personal style preferences or unknown factors):

If you have any other observations you'd like to share, please leave a comment!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Nanten Obi and Tatewaku Obi

I've been behaving relatively well on the kimono buying front, but I had to have these two obi. The first is a cream nagoya obi with nanten design. As far as I undertand, nanten is acceptable to wear November through February. I'd like to try to pair it with the snowflake komon in the previous post.

The second obi is a gold zentsuu fukuro obi with tatewaku design (this one was for dance). I actually plan on turning this one into a pre-tied darari obi for my geiko henshin group, Tsuki no Ie. I'll post pics when it's done.