Our tea club had another chado demonstration today at Sinebrychoff museum in Helsinki. Pics from the first demonstration and more info here.
I'm wearing my bingata-like which is the first kimono is the first kimono I ever got! I've worn it only once before.
My kimono is still a bit too small but now I've lost some weight it fits me better, yay ^_^
I wasn't too happy with my kitsuke. I was in a hurry (as usual) and I also forgot my erishin and ended up to use a piece of paper instead!
Our sensei gave us some kitsuke critique and suggested us to tie the obi lower. She said for tall ladies obi looks better tied a bit lower and I totally agree. I used to tie my obi far too low and while trying to avoid it I ended up exaggerating it.
She also said because my kimono is too small I should pull my left front panel further. She's right again of course. But despite my A4 erishin she said my collar was fine ^_^
So after coming home I tried again to do better, hope I did! I tied my obi a bit lower and also padded more carefully (and used a real erishin).
Our house has a large laundry drying room under the roof. There's a large window and lots of light so we went there to take some pics:
P.S. I realized it has been a month since I last posted! I have a new job so I've been quite busy but I hope from now on I'll have more time for studying chado and practicing my kitsuke.