Monday, October 14, 2013

Something else

It's been a while but here is something else than cats and kitsuke. It's about rebuilding our kitchen.
This summer holiday has been our work holiday because we had to remove our old kitchen, tiles, re-plaster,
modify electra and water pipes and of course in the end paint. But then again redo the painted part because it's wasn't the right color(sigh) and as usually there are more jobs to do in the end then we bargend for.
Luckily the result is a great new kitchen so the only thing I have to do is learn to cook :)

our old green kitchen


 painted and adjusted the electra
tiles removed

our new kitchen

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Japanese traditional art en performance Leiden

Yesterday my bf and I went to a Japanese traditional art en performance event in Leiden. Not in kimono because of the weather and a little bit late. Still we saw the main part of the show which was great to see and listen too. There was a kimonoshow, some dance, folk song and music with drums and shamisen.
Madam Sumi Sasajima is President of Japan kimono culture museum, lecturer of Waseda university and artist of kimono dressing. Here are some photo's of this great event.

Tsugaru shamisen

Ms Sumi Sasajima artist of kimono dressing



A 83 year old dancer
shamisen and drums

fotoshoot after the show
Have a great weekend.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Yesterday we had a party and I wanted to wear a kimono. Since I have a beautiful furisode which never been worn this was the one. It took me some time because the long sleeves got in the way but in the end it wasn't that bad.

And I really like the shoes with this furisode, what do you think?

Have a great week.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Kitty ladder

I have a kimono tansu which I love but also is loved by my cats. Because the tansu is very high the most simple way was to climb on the front to the top with there lovely nails, which left my tansu with beautiful scratches.
So we had to think about a solution and it had to be a way they could climb on the tansu and would be lovely to look at. This is how it looks nowadays.

Have a lazy sunday.