kimononagoya:

What a charming color story! The juxtaposition of the ship/lighthouse with the floral kimono makes me think of a port of flowers next to the sea, maybe the stereotypical image of a Dutch field of tulips. The kimono itself has a slightly odd pattern of stripes of flowers, like patchwork. which is pretty uncommon for kimono. But the colors and stripes in the obi work really well with it and even echo its color scheme. This entire coordination is bold, playful and super modern.

(Source: kodanuki-no-jiji)

mugi-kimono-world:

爽やかな風に吹かれて ~ レトロマリン号! ~

ギザギザ縞の現代着物 × 帆船模様のアンティーク帯

爽やかな潮風はこのカラフルな帆船をどこまで運ぶでしょうか・・

ボーダーの小物を合わせてマリンテイストを楽しみましょう!

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strawberrykimono:

Before leaving UK for good I was determined to go back to Ukraine one more time, and, if I could fit it in my suitcase, take a kimono with me. Well, on Tuesday I got back from Ukraine and I’m proud to say that I managed to have one kimono day there! Truthfully, I could have wore kimono couple more times, but it was so hot! Plus, I only brought one kimono with me.

The kimono I choose was a last minute decision because up until the morning of, I had no idea if it will fit in the suitcase. I weighted my suitcase, and I still had 11Lb until the max, so I went on a crazy running around spree around my house, looking for kimono to take. I settled on this summer weight hitoe, with a ro obi I got from Bangasa Kimono. In true Lyuba fashion, I wasn’t even sure that they will go together but at that point I was willing to take a chance. I piled up accessories I thought would go well together and figured I’ll deal with it in Ukraine.

Turned out everything went together very well, and I’m extremely happy with the coordination. I thought the obi might get lost since both kimono and obi are white based, but the obi ended up showing up just fine. This also was the first time I wore this grey ro obiage. Gosh, I love it! Such a change from all the other pale ro obiage I own and have to wear all the time.

My friend tried to talk me out of wearing kimono at first. I mean, it IS Ukraine after all and people are not exactly known for being very accepted to those who are different. I was mentally preparing myself for lots of negative and ignorant comments, but I’m happy to report that I got no negativity of any kind at all! I got exactly the same thing as I get when wearing kimono in US or UK. Couple people asked for photos, some called me “geisha girl”, others just did double takes and smiled. Since I’m used to all of that, I was able to be happily oblivious to everything.

The highlight of my day was when I saw two Ukrainian Cossacks reenactors walking around, and I’ve made a very fast beeline for them! I wasn’t missing a chance to take pictures with them! In case some of you don’t know, Ukrainian Cossacks is one of my other passions. I ABSOLUTELY FREAKING LOVE THEM! Turned out there was a special event earlier that day, but of course we missed it :( These two guys were just hanging out in the area afterwords. I’m a little bummed, because I missed all the cossack amazingness, but at least I have photos with some of them to make me feel better. They didn’t believe me when I told them I LUV cossacks though… HAHA.

I would have taken more photos with them, but my Ukrainian friend is not used to my ways, so she got very embarrassed and the next thing I knew, was walking away very fast with my camera! While I was still talking to the guys! I told her that next time I see cossacks, she is staying the whole time LOL!

(Source: strawberrykimono.blogspot.co.uk, via strawberrykimono)

strawberrykimono:

I wanted to have a kimono day, so I wore all the stuff I’ve bought, but haven’t worn before.

strawberrykimono:

rajioningyo:

strawberrykimono:

If there was a magazine like that, what would you like to see in it? 

Hello, first I’d like to say I love your sense of style. I wear and collect kimono but I just don’t blog about it. There are plenty of other people such as yourself who do a great job at that.
If there was a kimono magazine aimed at people outside of Japan I would rather it be called “global kimono style” or something that was more inclusive. Not everyone who is non-Japanese would consider themselves “western”. As for what I’d include in it… it’s hard to narrow down so I don’t write a huge block of text that goes on forever lol! Some people have already mentioned my initial thoughts, like tips and tricks for different body shapes and sizes.
Where to buy kimono. List of online stores and real boutiques and focus on one every magazine. Climate tips (I live in a really hot, humid, sweaty climate which really affects what I wear and how I wear it). Interview a different person every  issue to discuss kimono culture around the world. How to clean different types of kimono without access to traditional methods. Shooz. Seriously, what to do about footwear if you don’t fit average Japanese sizes. In Japan I wear a 2L which can be frustrating. How to dress on a budget. Sewing tips, substitutions, crafting your own kimono acessories like Obidome. Hairstyles. How to dress for different occasions. Spotlight on unique fashion. Directory of kitsuke, tea ceremony, kyudo, and ikebana schools in the back of the magazine.
I could also think of a hundred different articles about kimono history, evolution, kimono in specific contexts, where to find kimono in Japan, interviews with designers…
Is this a project that may actually materialize? I thought that Go Hime was making a magazine but it just sort of dissipated. I don’t know any background info about the creators but it was cool while it lasted.

Thank you for your response! I’m saving everything that people say so I can reference it later. I just want to address the name “Western Girl Kimono Style”. IF I end up doing something like that, the magazine will reflect my thoughts, style, perspective, etc. It will not be designed to encompass everyone outside of Japan, and the name reflects the way I think of myself.
I hope this clarifies why I picked that name :)

strawberrykimono:

rajioningyo:

strawberrykimono:

If there was a magazine like that, what would you like to see in it? 

Hello, first I’d like to say I love your sense of style. I wear and collect kimono but I just don’t blog about it. There are plenty of other people such as yourself who do a great job at that.

If there was a kimono magazine aimed at people outside of Japan I would rather it be called “global kimono style” or something that was more inclusive. Not everyone who is non-Japanese would consider themselves “western”. As for what I’d include in it… it’s hard to narrow down so I don’t write a huge block of text that goes on forever lol! Some people have already mentioned my initial thoughts, like tips and tricks for different body shapes and sizes.

Where to buy kimono. List of online stores and real boutiques and focus on one every magazine. Climate tips (I live in a really hot, humid, sweaty climate which really affects what I wear and how I wear it). Interview a different person every  issue to discuss kimono culture around the world. How to clean different types of kimono without access to traditional methods. Shooz. Seriously, what to do about footwear if you don’t fit average Japanese sizes. In Japan I wear a 2L which can be frustrating. How to dress on a budget. Sewing tips, substitutions, crafting your own kimono acessories like Obidome. Hairstyles. How to dress for different occasions. Spotlight on unique fashion. Directory of kitsuke, tea ceremony, kyudo, and ikebana schools in the back of the magazine.

I could also think of a hundred different articles about kimono history, evolution, kimono in specific contexts, where to find kimono in Japan, interviews with designers…

Is this a project that may actually materialize? I thought that Go Hime was making a magazine but it just sort of dissipated. I don’t know any background info about the creators but it was cool while it lasted.

Thank you for your response! I’m saving everything that people say so I can reference it later. I just want to address the name “Western Girl Kimono Style”. IF I end up doing something like that, the magazine will reflect my thoughts, style, perspective, etc. It will not be designed to encompass everyone outside of Japan, and the name reflects the way I think of myself.

I hope this clarifies why I picked that name :)

chiisai-fukurou:

My latest Project ( ^ω^)

I made a new door for the electric compartment of my lathe :)
There was no real reason to make a new door as the old one was not bad either but I wanted to paint it and having an even surface makes this a lot easier :D
You can see the old door at the bottom ;)
Because plywood doesn’t move too much I made the panel a structural part of the door :)
It is quite strong despite being light weight (^-^)
I guess most people would prefer this door to the new plywood door but it never felt like a suitable door for a lathe to me (^-^;) I will keep it and use it for something  else at some point :)

I made the old door from scrap material which is why it is divided by a piece of pine :) I had to stitch 2 plywood panels together to form one of a suitable size (^-^)
I really like it but it is a delicate door and I wanted something that could take a beating which is why the new one is made from 12 mm thick birch plywood and has a good coat of paint and clear finish on it :)

I think the wave and Fuji-san turned out well ヽ(=^・ω・^=)丿
The panels on the back are intended to prevent oil stains on the white wall behind it  and have a thick coat of clear finish on top of the painted Fuji-san on them :)
I’m not sure if this splash guard will stand the test of time but I hope it will as I like the way it looks :D

I used the photo of a のれん (a kind of an advertisement cloth :) from a book about the use of images of Fuji-san on Japanese items and advertisements :)
I got this book as a gift from the owner of an Udon restaurant in Fujiyoshida (^-^)

I want to add a lamp to the lathe as the room is illuminated by a neon tube which has the interesting effect that  at 1500 rpm (50 Hz mains frequency ;) the spindle will look like it is standing still :D
You can hear that the motor is running but you cannot see it… this is a little dangerous… I got a halogen light along wight he machine and I will mount it to the machine :) I rarely go over 1300 rpm thou :D

A short update on the hedgehog that I mentioned in one of my earlier posts :)
We found out that the hedgehog is a she and that she has at least 4 baby hedgehogs with her (so cute x3
Also she built her nest close to the patio on my parents house ヽ(=^・ω・^=)丿
My father ordered some hedgehog food to help them gain weight for the winter
(^-^)
Usually they like minced meat and other meaty things like cat food :)
Basically you can feed them like cats :D

Please forgive me for not taking photos of the hedgehog family but I don’t want to stress them out :) I will add photos from a distance when I know that I’m not making them feel uncomfortable ;)

I wish everyone a great time and hedgehogs or echidna which are cute as well
(^-^)/

Completed ! Tsukuri nagoya obi . Custom order from abroad . (*^^*)
#kimono #obi #handmade #sewing #japanesefashion

Completed ! Tsukuri nagoya obi . Custom order from abroad . (*^^*)
#kimono #obi #handmade #sewing #japanesefashion

Making a tsukuri-obi . Custom order from abroad . (*^^*)
#kimono #obi #handmade #sewing #japanesefashion

Making a tsukuri-obi . Custom order from abroad . (*^^*)
#kimono #obi #handmade #sewing #japanesefashion

Sewing a lovely plaid kimono . Custom order from abroad . (*^^*)
#kimono #handmade #sewing #plaid #japanesefashion

Sewing a lovely plaid kimono . Custom order from abroad . (*^^*)
#kimono #handmade #sewing #plaid #japanesefashion