1. Nothing like seeing traditional Japanese kimono fabrics put to good use…the link above has a great little video showing Aloha shirts that use Kyo-yuzen kimono fabric (just like the Japanese who settled in Hawaii first did) as well as kimono fabrics encased in clear glass tubes to form an awesome outdoor art installation.

    This is yet another refutation of the whiny cultural [mis]appropriationists online…are they gonna go make every American give up his/her vintage Aloha shirts if they happen to be made from kimono fabrics too?

    Or should we Americans go chew out the Japanese for putting Kyo-yuzen on hoodies?

    Or maybe the argument is silly and moot…yeah, that’s it!

    Enjoy the show!

     
  2. 15:08

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    Reblogged from bluemarinanaka

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    bluemarinanaka:

浅草寺 Sensoji Japan

I need to catch the next airing of Tokyo Eye on NHK world…they’ll be in Asakusa (pronounced a-sock-sa by Tokyoites) and instead of looking at Rock Broadway and the Senso-Ji Temple they’re going to hit some fashionable shops (and I hope we see some wafuku (traditional Japanese clothing) and not just modern yofuku (Western-style clothes)

    bluemarinanaka:

    浅草寺 Sensoji Japan

    I need to catch the next airing of Tokyo Eye on NHK world…they’ll be in Asakusa (pronounced a-sock-sa by Tokyoites) and instead of looking at Rock Broadway and the Senso-Ji Temple they’re going to hit some fashionable shops (and I hope we see some wafuku (traditional Japanese clothing) and not just modern yofuku (Western-style clothes)

     
  3. 14:55

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    Reblogged from hikarikagayakuaru

    Tags: kimonobingata

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    Oh yay it is a bingata dyed kimono. So very pretty!

    Oh yay it is a bingata dyed kimono. So very pretty!

     
  4. 14:53

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    Reblogged from hikarikagayakuaru

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    Wish it were in color I suspect the kimono is bingata dyeing (which is so lovely and colorful it’s a shame it’s in black & white)

    Wish it were in color I suspect the kimono is bingata dyeing (which is so lovely and colorful it’s a shame it’s in black & white)

     
  5. 14:50

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    Reblogged from chytastic

    Tags: kimonomonotone chicfruisode

    chytastic:

    Almost finished with my kimono for #animecentral. So excited. Notice me senpai. # pewdiepie.

    I’m digging this furisode pairing though the kitsuke (dressing techniques) are clearly not traditional Japanese (the original poster would pad out her waist area and wear the neckline of the furi more closed and put on a kimono bra and a nagajuban (underkimono) to get closer to what Japanese women would do. But it’s monotone chic in the color scheme which is on trend in Japan.

     
  6. 14:45

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    Reblogged from taishou-kun

    Tags: kimonoShowa

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    taishou-kun:

Ueda Shouji 植田正治(1913-2000)
Me and my wife - 1949

Darling Showa era couple

    taishou-kun:

    Ueda Shouji 植田正治(1913-2000)

    Me and my wife - 1949

    Darling Showa era couple

     
  7. 14:38

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    Reblogged from scarlettemagazine

    Summer Forecast: the Kimono Trend

    scarlettemagazine:

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    You can buy at:

    Free People 

    Topshop

    Nasty Gal

    Planet Blue

     Happy shopping!

    xo,

    Sami

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    These sure as heck aren’t kimono (except maybe the long red one and it looks god awful open and droopy)

    I’d call em tatty piano shawls or raggedy-ass happi coats and haori but wafuku they ain’t…too cheap flimsy and shoddy.

     
  8. 14:35

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    Reblogged from japanaddictina

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    japanaddictina:

Have you ever worn a kimono? The kimono which is Japanese traditional clothes has not only its beauty but a great influence on the Japanese body and heart. Unfortunately, most of Japanese don’t wear kimonos except the special day such as New Year holidays, a wedding ceremony or the coming-of-age ceremony these days. We think better of the splendor of the kimono once again and introduce it to everybody. We hope you recognize the splendor of the kimono and try it. We are developing the kimono that anyone can wear easily.
#kimono #japanculture #japantraditional #japan #japanaddictina #japannews
(at http://japan-addict.net)

Take that you whiny cultural [mis]appropriationists.

    japanaddictina:

    Have you ever worn a kimono?
    The kimono which is Japanese traditional clothes has not only its beauty but a great influence on the Japanese body and heart.
    Unfortunately, most of Japanese don’t wear kimonos except the special day such as New Year holidays, a wedding ceremony or the coming-of-age ceremony these days. We think better of the splendor of the kimono once again and introduce it to everybody.
    We hope you recognize the splendor of the kimono and try it.
    We are developing the kimono that anyone can wear easily.

    #kimono #japanculture #japantraditional #japan #japanaddictina #japannews

    (at http://japan-addict.net)

    Take that you whiny cultural [mis]appropriationists.

     
  9. 14:30

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    Reblogged from kimonofashion

    Swapping Kimono?

    kimonofashion:

    I’m getting older and it’s about time I got rid of my furisode - I just don’t wear them any more, and neither do I feel like I would use them for costumes

    I also have a fukuro obi that I don’t use, as the result of an order mix up (I really wanted that black, red and gold wave obi, too!)

    I feel like swapping them for things I would use would be more productive than trying to sell them, if it’s possible? Do other kimono enthusiasts ever swap kimono and obi?

    Heliping a fellow wafuku fan out here…I think swapping is a great idea :)

     
  10. 14:23

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    Reblogged from kimonocolours

    Tags: kimonotakebamboo

    kimonocolours:

[ Original post @ Kimono Nagoya ]

I like the  the color scheme & the take (bamboo)

    kimonocolours:

    [ Original post @ Kimono Nagoya ]

    I like the  the color scheme & the take (bamboo)