1. 17:49 14th Oct 2014

    Notes: 2

    Reblogged from sakanaguitar

    Tags: kimonotoriigatesshrine

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    sakanaguitar:

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Fushimi Inari Taisha’s torii by WayneFung
/Photo collection of “着物” (b゚v`*)

I’ve always wanted to visit these torii (gates)

    sakanaguitar:

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    Fushimi Inari Taisha’s torii by WayneFung

    /Photo collection of “着物” (b゚v`*)

    I’ve always wanted to visit these torii (gates)

     
  2. 17:47

    Notes: 3

    Reblogged from tanuki-kimono

    Tags: kimonoobiplaying cards

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    Playing cards are a great kimono (or obi) motif!

    Playing cards are a great kimono (or obi) motif!

     
  3. 17:46

    Notes: 25

    Reblogged from orisho119

    Tags: kimonoobi

    orisho119:

    It is a design painting kimono painter drew. This is my collection.

    画家が描いた着物のデザイン画です。私のコレクションです。

    Это дизайн живопись кимоно художник нарисовал. Это моя коллекция.

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    These are all fantastic!

     
  4. 17:43

    Notes: 2

    Reblogged from twylastravels

    Tags: kimonorailfan

    twylastravels:

    Formal evening onboard. Jick is handsome wearing my Scottish family tartan of the Ruthven clan. The Japanese kimono was exquisite among the tartans. Two passengers rented kilts for the journey. One of the gentlemen didn’t realize the pleats are worn on the back of the man’s kilt rather than the front and hustled back to his cabin to redress himself after the train manager quietly pulled him aside to instruct him on the finer details of the wearing of the kilt. Everyone, especially the newly kilted gentleman, had a good laugh (and we all learned about how to dress a man in a kilt).

    Vintage train + kimono = ecstatic

     
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    delicatdelicat:

Vintage kimonos #LACMA #illtakeoneofeach

I had hoped that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art would have put out an exhibition catalog for this exhibit but alas no such luck :-(

    delicatdelicat:

    Vintage kimonos #LACMA #illtakeoneofeach

    I had hoped that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art would have put out an exhibition catalog for this exhibit but alas no such luck :-(

     
  6. mugi-kimono-world:

    ダイナミック! ~ 艶やかに彩るアートなアザミ~

    大きな十字絣模様のアンティーク着物 × アートなあざみ模様の現代帯

    意匠化されたあでやかなアザミ模様が主役のコーディネートです

    ダイナミックで伸びやかな構図を組み合わせて、そのパワフルな迫力を楽しみましょう!

     *They are available at ICHIROYA.

    To English page

    Kimono : http://japan.ichiroya.com/item/list2/273917

    Obi : http://www.ichiroya.com/item/list2/280203

    *Obijime cord and obiage sash are not for sale.

     

    Congratulations to Mugi on her 100th coordination…the beige blue & white cross (ikat) pattern kimono (which dates to pre WWII thanks to the length of its sleeves) with the thistle fukuro obi is very pretty.

     
  7. 17:22

    Notes: 17

    Reblogged from tokyogaruzu

    Tags: kimonoobivermillionred whiteyukata

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    This is really great…vermillion obi on red & white yukata :-)

    This is really great…vermillion obi on red & white yukata :-)

     
  8. 17:14

    Notes: 96

    Reblogged from kimononagoya

    Tags: kimonoModern Antenna

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    kimononagoya:

Another Furisode with very flat blocky patterning and very minimal use of gold. Colours instead of texture. While the Furisode itself is highly patterned with a combination of checkerboard and motif, it is relying on the contrast of super saturated colours, shape and proportion to draw the eye. 
The over the top use of colours is replacing bling and texture which has been popular in furisode fashion for quite a while and the stark white Eri and Tabi providig a link to the white candycane obi and calm the whole set.

I like the obi. I wouldn’t go for the rest though. The bright pink in the zori and the furisode turn me off (my least favorite color is screaming Mattel Barbie pink). Ew.

    kimononagoya:

    Another Furisode with very flat blocky patterning and very minimal use of gold. Colours instead of texture. While the Furisode itself is highly patterned with a combination of checkerboard and motif, it is relying on the contrast of super saturated colours, shape and proportion to draw the eye. 

    The over the top use of colours is replacing bling and texture which has been popular in furisode fashion for quite a while and the stark white Eri and Tabi providig a link to the white candycane obi and calm the whole set.

    I like the obi. I wouldn’t go for the rest though. The bright pink in the zori and the furisode turn me off (my least favorite color is screaming Mattel Barbie pink). Ew.

     
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    kimononagoya:

The interesting element of this ensemble is that usually when a Furisode with distinct gold and/or silver is used, an obi with matching gold or silver will also be used.  From this image, it appears that there is NO gold or silver the Obi, Obiage, Obijime or Eri. The very flat and ‘for no real reason’ pairing of wave-cloud-squiggles is purely for the use of colour.
We do see Fukuro Obi without Gold or Silver threads but they are much lesson common and less sough after, as they would be considered less formal. 
The waves or clouds are very styallized and not particularly traditional falling into almost a geometric category. This contrasts with the organic nature of peacock feathers and fully breaks up the Kimono into it’s appropriate proportions in a bit of a ‘hard reset’ way.  
Aside from the somewhat usual/popular  pairing of red and blue there is no reason to use blue in this ensemble (although remember red, white and black are neutral) but it certainly functions in an effective way. The red Obijime bringing together the ensemble and tying it together nicely. 
While the Zori are plain cream and tabi un-pattered, it functions to frame the outfit and draw the eyes.
Interestingly we’re seeing more and more of the minimalist approach to furisode lately, with the focus more on geometric flat colours instead of the layers and layters of texture that was still going strong. 

Love: The color choices, the peacock motif, the sublime obi (which is fighting to be noticed in this coordination…I’d steal it to use with denim kimono though).
Don’t Love: It’s a furisode (hello MA a kosode in this would be awesome), Modern Antenna’s prices
Disagree: Fukuro obi WITHOUT gold & silver threads (share fukuro obi) are WAY more popular with those of us who are into everyday kimono.They are meant to be stylish and an increase in formality for items made of wool, cotton, denim, rayon. polyesters and some rough raw silks. If they have a minimal amount of dulled down metallic threads/colors in them (copper, bronze, silver, gold), they are the most formal of share fukuro and are okay with komon (common everyday) kimono provided the komon is at the pricer more prestigious end of kimono like a fine tsumugi (raw silk) especially a tsumugi from Yuki or Oshima.and you’re going out for a nicer than usual event (like attend a fine restaurant or seeing a play or a concert)

    kimononagoya:

    The interesting element of this ensemble is that usually when a Furisode with distinct gold and/or silver is used, an obi with matching gold or silver will also be used.  From this image, it appears that there is NO gold or silver the Obi, Obiage, Obijime or Eri. The very flat and ‘for no real reason’ pairing of wave-cloud-squiggles is purely for the use of colour.

    We do see Fukuro Obi without Gold or Silver threads but they are much lesson common and less sough after, as they would be considered less formal. 

    The waves or clouds are very styallized and not particularly traditional falling into almost a geometric category. This contrasts with the organic nature of peacock feathers and fully breaks up the Kimono into it’s appropriate proportions in a bit of a ‘hard reset’ way.  

    Aside from the somewhat usual/popular  pairing of red and blue there is no reason to use blue in this ensemble (although remember red, white and black are neutral) but it certainly functions in an effective way. The red Obijime bringing together the ensemble and tying it together nicely. 

    While the Zori are plain cream and tabi un-pattered, it functions to frame the outfit and draw the eyes.

    Interestingly we’re seeing more and more of the minimalist approach to furisode lately, with the focus more on geometric flat colours instead of the layers and layters of texture that was still going strong. 

    Love: The color choices, the peacock motif, the sublime obi (which is fighting to be noticed in this coordination…I’d steal it to use with denim kimono though).

    Don’t Love: It’s a furisode (hello MA a kosode in this would be awesome), Modern Antenna’s prices

    Disagree: Fukuro obi WITHOUT gold & silver threads (share fukuro obi) are WAY more popular with those of us who are into everyday kimono.They are meant to be stylish and an increase in formality for items made of wool, cotton, denim, rayon. polyesters and some rough raw silks. If they have a minimal amount of dulled down metallic threads/colors in them (copper, bronze, silver, gold), they are the most formal of share fukuro and are okay with komon (common everyday) kimono provided the komon is at the pricer more prestigious end of kimono like a fine tsumugi (raw silk) especially a tsumugi from Yuki or Oshima.and you’re going out for a nicer than usual event (like attend a fine restaurant or seeing a play or a concert)

     
  10. 17:00

    Notes: 52

    Reblogged from kimononagoya

    Tags: kimonoModern Antenna

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    kimononagoya:

I love this combination of geometric diagonals, vertical stripes, horizontal blocks and bold modern colors together with gentle pastels. This is artistic and brilliant!

Love: The primary colors, the play with geometry 
Don’t Love: Modern Antenna’s prices
Don’t Get: On MA’s website they call this coordination inspired by flight & airplanes. Huh?

    kimononagoya:

    I love this combination of geometric diagonals, vertical stripes, horizontal blocks and bold modern colors together with gentle pastels. This is artistic and brilliant!

    Love: The primary colors, the play with geometry

    Don’t Love: Modern Antenna’s prices

    Don’t Get: On MA’s website they call this coordination inspired by flight & airplanes. Huh?