This week we had a rare oppoturnity to see Nô theatre in Helsinki, performed by the Oshima family of Kitai school. All three shows were so enjoyable! We wore kimono to the last performance. The plays we saw as a whole were Hagoromo (The Feather Robe) and Tenko (Heavenly Drum). We also saw a part of the play Tsuchigumo (Spider) which was especially impressive. My favorite still was Tenko, a story of a boy and his father. It was so touching that I had tears in my eyes.
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The set was beautifully made. They didn't have a possibility to build a real Nô stage to the old opera house of Helsinki but what they did do was awesome enough.
Finally I was able to do kitsuke again! I've been sick so I couldn't do kitsuke for a while. But the good thing about it is that I lost so much weight that my lovely karako tsukesage finally fits me, yay! As you can see it has much longer sleeves than most modern kimono.
I had to tie my himo very low but hope it's okay anyway.
Yuna-chan's new iromuji is so pink and pretty! I tied the obi into a fukura suzume bow. Too bad we had to do everything again...
... can you find one small mistake? *oops*
The obi has pigeons! It's awesome ^_^
Three kimono ladies in front of Alexander Theatre.
After the show. I love all of these three different versions of my favorite combo, a pink kimono with a white based obi. Because of the silly mistake I did before I had only a half an hour to dress both these two ladies. I'm still probably not at my best. Hope I did okay anyway!