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Monday, October 19, 2015

Japanese scroll

As mentioned in a earlier post I needed a Japanese scroll for my version of a Tokonoma.
Finally I found one on ebay which caught my eye and got it for a nice price :). It's a beautiful scroll with bamboo and a goose.
So this is how my Tokonoma looks now.
I bought another one so I can change the setting but this one isn't here yet.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A lovely skirt with kimono design

I am not a skirt lady however I do like them but rarely wear them.
But this skirt I really love so I wanted to show it to you guys.
It has a lovely kimono design and maybe I buy it so the skirt can hang in my closet and hopefully I wear it some day.

So very cute

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Japanese room with a twist of mine

I have tatami mats, shoji doors, kimono tansu and home made zaisu (zaisu (座椅子?) is a Japanese chair with no legs but a normal chair back) but still it didn't look like a real Japanese room.
So this vacation I decided (with the help of my BF) that we would change it so it would become a proper Japanese room at least my version.
under supervision of course 


We made a frame for the tatami of Iroko wood
We had to create a platform to get everything equal with the framing

up and running

my version of a tokonoma which still needs a Japanese scroll

Monday, June 8, 2015

brooch with a Japanese theme

A few weeks ago I was at a secondhand store just seaching for anything Japanese.
Mostly I never find anything but this time I found this cute little treasure.
The use for this brooch will be as a obi dome

As shown in the picture she has been damaged but still looks pretty.

My old tsukesage kimono

My old Tsukesage would be a lovely match with the brooch.

Tsukesage: a tsukesage has more modest patterns that cover less area, mainly below the waist, than the more formal homongi. They may also be worn by married and unmarried women 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Houmongi with ro obi

I gues it's been a year since I've done kitsuke which shows at the pictures but what a lovely color-combination this orange houmongi and light green ro obi.
The obi age which I used is also light green and the obi jime is orange, made of beads.
Hope you had a great liberation day.

Monday, January 12, 2015

exhibition Geisha part 2

At the exhibition there were photo's, drawings, pictures of Geisha's and of course kimono. Here are some more pictures, hope you will enjoy them.

OTOMARU 1906-1976

Born as Nagai Matsuko, she started taking singing and dancing lessons at the age of six and debuted as Geisha in the Shinbashi district of Tokyo at the age of 13.
Otomaru was one of the few Geisha's who wore Western clothing and hairstyles whenever possible.
She was famous mainly thanks to her singing career.
Her name, which means something like "music sound", is said to be an allusion to gramophone records.

Geisha relaxing outside the okiya

Nice (fake) blossom

More kimono

and more, this one of my favorite

A stunning obi with the crest of the okiya