torstai 6. joulukuuta 2007

Wool kimono and hanhaba obi

wool kimono + hanhaba obi

I wore this outfit at Independence day party at my brother's house. My family thinks my kimono enthusiasm is a little bit odd but I think they're used to me doing odd things ^_^

BTW my brother has quite an impressing art collection! My favorite is the one with the small red houses on the left side.

perjantai 10. elokuuta 2007


Photographer's choice

My favorite kimono

We got married! It was a wonderful day, great party and great quests! And of course the best groom ever ^_^
It was a warm and sunny summer day so I'm glad I chose a normal furisode instead of full Japanese wedding kimono with uchikake and everything. I kinda wanted to do that but gave up the idea. But I didn't think about wearing a traditional white dress. Actually that didn't even cross my mind!

More wedding photos on Flickr!

perjantai 22. kesäkuuta 2007

Summer 2007 yukata


My first yukata! Of course it had to be pink ^_^
I think it looks kinda nice. The colors are cool, maybe too cool considering what's the summer in Finland like, brr. But I really like the pink and purple combo.
The pics are taken by our summerhouse. I live in the city and every time I go to our summerhouse I'm surprised how GREEN it is everywhere.


The best thing in early summer is the light. I think the light is most beautiful in early summer evening. Great time for some kimono photoshoot ^_^

keskiviikko 20. kesäkuuta 2007

Iromuji ensemble

This one-crested iromuji kimono has a decent sleeve-to-sleeve size but I need to let out the seams to increase hip size. The color is beautiful! The flower in my hair is my first try making kanzashi.

Thanks to the great people on Immortal Geisha forums my kitsuke is getting better ^_^ It would have been so much more difficult to learn kitsuke without getting any help.

lauantai 26. toukokuuta 2007

Kimono first time!

This is my first time going out in kimono. It's not actually my first time wearing kimono but about the third. The first two tries were horrible!


The kimono is quite small and I made a too long ohashori. But it was fun to get all dressed up! The bingata-like design of the kimono is quite lovely and I think I picked a nice obi to go with it. The obiage-obijime set is not the best but it was the only one I had at the time.

This time I had some courage to go outside wearing kimono. My husband (or boyfriend at the time) took a lot of photos of me. People stopped by to look and their comments were all positive.