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    The yukata on the left just arrived at my house yesterday from Kyoto Kimono Mart…it is my first ever digitally printed yukata…digital printing has become quite popular with designers like Rumi Rock and I think we’ll see it grow exponentially in textile manufacturing and fashion designs as the technology gets cheaper & easier to use
This navy & wine colored “Geo Geo” abstract geometric print yukata (in navy & wine) is 85% cotton and 15% hemp. Hemp gives the fabric a breathability and coolness that makes the yukata a bit more wrinkle-resistant than plain cotton as well as a bit cooler.
I need to dig around in my pile of hemp hanhaba obi I bought last year to see what I can coordinate with it…the wine gives it a much more modern vibe.

    The yukata on the left just arrived at my house yesterday from Kyoto Kimono Mart…it is my first ever digitally printed yukata…digital printing has become quite popular with designers like Rumi Rock and I think we’ll see it grow exponentially in textile manufacturing and fashion designs as the technology gets cheaper & easier to use

    This navy & wine colored “Geo Geo” abstract geometric print yukata (in navy & wine) is 85% cotton and 15% hemp. Hemp gives the fabric a breathability and coolness that makes the yukata a bit more wrinkle-resistant than plain cotton as well as a bit cooler.

    I need to dig around in my pile of hemp hanhaba obi I bought last year to see what I can coordinate with it…the wine gives it a much more modern vibe.

     
  2. kimono-labo:

≪今日の着物コーディネート≫まだまだ夜は肌寒い今日この頃。さらっと気軽に着られる木綿の着物が手放せません。ブラックのギンガムチェック柄に、丸がモチーフの幾何学模様がモダンでお洒落な半幅帯で、シンプルな中にもパンチを加えたカジュアル着物コーディネートです。

Another great kimono coordination from the folks behind the Kyoto Kimono Mart...this time it’s black gingham (or a small black & white plaid) with a geometric abstract hanhaba obi I am almost certain is one of the Roman Moon brand hanhabas…the obi has a very pop art feel to it

    kimono-labo:

    ≪今日の着物コーディネート≫まだまだ夜は肌寒い今日この頃。さらっと気軽に着られる木綿の着物が手放せません。ブラックのギンガムチェック柄に、丸がモチーフの幾何学模様がモダンでお洒落な半幅帯で、シンプルな中にもパンチを加えたカジュアル着物コーディネートです。

    Another great kimono coordination from the folks behind the Kyoto Kimono Mart...this time it’s black gingham (or a small black & white plaid) with a geometric abstract hanhaba obi I am almost certain is one of the Roman Moon brand hanhabas…the obi has a very pop art feel to it

     
  3. 11:37 22nd Apr 2014

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    skimlines:

fatmammie:

dollsahoy:

nightofthefallingangels:

exorin:

YOU WOULD HAVE NEW BOOTS EVERYDAY DEPENDING ON WHAT SOCKS YOU WORE. 

OMFG YOU COULD WEAR ALL THE COOL SOCKS

AND THEN WATCH THE SHOES FILL WITH CONDENSATION ASK ME HOW I KNOW.

Yeaaaaah.. ventilation, please. My feet get sweaty enough in non-vented canvas Chucks.
I’m considering adding a few large eyelets just to let my feet get some air.

No problem in winter. Give those here XO

I want a jika-tabi version of these


…because I want to be able to show off the cool colorful & patterned stretch tabi I own…these would be great looking in winter (and keep my tabi from getting wet & dirty).

    skimlines:

    fatmammie:

    dollsahoy:

    nightofthefallingangels:

    exorin:

    YOU WOULD HAVE NEW BOOTS EVERYDAY DEPENDING ON WHAT SOCKS YOU WORE. 

    OMFG YOU COULD WEAR ALL THE COOL SOCKS

    AND THEN WATCH THE SHOES FILL WITH CONDENSATION ASK ME HOW I KNOW.

    Yeaaaaah.. ventilation, please. My feet get sweaty enough in non-vented canvas Chucks.

    I’m considering adding a few large eyelets just to let my feet get some air.

    No problem in winter. Give those here XO

    I want a jika-tabi version of these

    …because I want to be able to show off the cool colorful & patterned stretch tabi I own…these would be great looking in winter (and keep my tabi from getting wet & dirty).

    (Source: toocooltobehipster)

     
  4. shimaiya:

濃紺地に蜻蛉遊び桔梗咲く秋の花野楚々と美しい紬夏着物 - アンティーク着物/リサイクル着物のオンラインショップ ■□姉妹屋□■
濃紺色地に桔梗や尾花などの秋草に遊ぶ蜻蛉模様が白と薄藍の清々しく楚々とした色合いも風情豊かに織り出された涼やかな透け感も美しい夏紬のような着物です。

Pretty vintage summery tsumugi kimono with bellflower as the motif…it’s not difficult to predict that kimono like this would inspire the denim and cotton kimono of today.

    shimaiya:

    濃紺地に蜻蛉遊び桔梗咲く秋の花野楚々と美しい紬夏着物 - アンティーク着物/リサイクル着物のオンラインショップ ■□姉妹屋□■

    濃紺色地に桔梗や尾花などの秋草に遊ぶ蜻蛉模様が白と薄藍の清々しく楚々とした色合いも風情豊かに織り出された涼やかな透け感も美しい夏紬のような着物です。

    Pretty vintage summery tsumugi kimono with bellflower as the motif…it’s not difficult to predict that kimono like this would inspire the denim and cotton kimono of today.

     
  5. 09:14

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    Tags: kimonoobihempleaves

    shimaiya:

*ア・カセテ*レトロ浴衣地大人兵児 木の葉の影絵 - アンティーク着物/リサイクル着物のオンラインショップ ■□姉妹屋□■
ノスタルジックな物語を運んできてくれそうな麻混と思われるさっぱりとしたレトロ浴衣の生地を贅沢に使った、幻想的な詩情と愁いをおびた愛らしさを感じさせてくれる大人兵児帯です。

Nice summery obi with hemp in the fabric and leaves as the motif.

    shimaiya:

    *ア・カセテ*レトロ浴衣地大人兵児 木の葉の影絵 - アンティーク着物/リサイクル着物のオンラインショップ ■□姉妹屋□■

    ノスタルジックな物語を運んできてくれそうな麻混と思われるさっぱりとしたレトロ浴衣の生地を贅沢に使った、幻想的な詩情と愁いをおびた愛らしさを感じさせてくれる大人兵児帯です。

    Nice summery obi with hemp in the fabric and leaves as the motif.

     
  6. 09:12

    Notes: 5

    Reblogged from shimaiya

    shimaiya:

ブラウンローズに白鳥模様の単帯 - アンティーク着物/リサイクル着物のオンラインショップ ■□姉妹屋□■
シックなブラウンに近いディープレッドの地に、白鳥と黒鳥が浮かぶ硝子のかけらのようなモチーフがデザインされた単帯です。

Nice swan obi…you’ll see plenty of cranes on obi (they’re auspicious) and some ducks, but swans not nearly often enough.

    shimaiya:

    ブラウンローズに白鳥模様の単帯 - アンティーク着物/リサイクル着物のオンラインショップ ■□姉妹屋□■

    シックなブラウンに近いディープレッドの地に、白鳥と黒鳥が浮かぶ硝子のかけらのようなモチーフがデザインされた単帯です。

    Nice swan obi…you’ll see plenty of cranes on obi (they’re auspicious) and some ducks, but swans not nearly often enough.

     
  7. 09:10

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    Tags: kimonoyukataobiturquoiseblue

    shimaiya:

ターコイズブルーのリズミカルストライプモダンな単帯 - アンティーク着物/リサイクル着物のオンラインショップ ■□姉妹屋□■
澄んだ空のような南の海のような綺麗なターコイズブルーで織り出されたモダンアートのようなリズミカルなストライプ幾何学パターンがスタイリッシュな単帯です。

Like the obi (well it’s design especially) with this yukata

    shimaiya:

    ターコイズブルーのリズミカルストライプモダンな単帯 - アンティーク着物/リサイクル着物のオンラインショップ ■□姉妹屋□■

    澄んだ空のような南の海のような綺麗なターコイズブルーで織り出されたモダンアートのようなリズミカルなストライプ幾何学パターンがスタイリッシュな単帯です。

    Like the obi (well it’s design especially) with this yukata

     
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    How the commoners in the Edo period made their yukata…out of tengui (towels)…what an interesting idea from an NHK Japan documentary on yukata (summer kimono / bathrobes)

    How the commoners in the Edo period made their yukata…out of tengui (towels)…what an interesting idea from an NHK Japan documentary on yukata (summer kimono / bathrobes)

     
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    Would you have thought to use a yukata as a raincoat or a cape?
Me either but that’s what this picture from an NHK Japan documentary (which I think is actually part of the “The Mark Of Beauty” series whose most recent episodes run in English on NHK World) is showing the model doing.
Interesting idea.

    Would you have thought to use a yukata as a raincoat or a cape?

    Me either but that’s what this picture from an NHK Japan documentary (which I think is actually part of the “The Mark Of Beauty” series whose most recent episodes run in English on NHK World) is showing the model doing.

    Interesting idea.

     
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    One more vintage meisen fabric kimono shown on NHK Japan (I’ll do some homework on this documentary series so I can better attribute it)

    One more vintage meisen fabric kimono shown on NHK Japan (I’ll do some homework on this documentary series so I can better attribute it)