August 21, 2008

Finally a kimono closet

Long live IKEA!!

Finally I've got a kimono closet. Not a real tansu unfortunately, we don't have the space and I don't have the money yet, but probably in the future there will be one...

Because I have a few days off, and so does my boyfriend, and the weather wasn't good enough to tour in our cabriolet, we decided to take a trip to IKEA. Yesterday I went throught the catalog a final time to see if there actually were drawer-closet that had the size of a tatoshi, and there actually were a few.

It has 4 drawers.
The bottom one now holds my kimono...






The middle one holds my juban, zori, hanhaba obi, purse and a few more kitsuke items...






And these 2 little drawers both hold obi. The left drawer also has my obiage, obijime, haneri and a towel for padding...






and the right drawer has, beside obi, the rest you need at kitsuke (obi makura, obi clips, koshihimo etc.).






And here it is with my kimono/kitsuke books on top of it.

I'm sure I will re-arrange it very soon, but now I just wanted to store all my kimono-goods in it.

6 comments:

ROTA said...

It's a very good alternative. it's a ikea-tansu and it is very nice arranged and looks very neat.
I hope that you have fun with the closet.
By the way, the bloedrode kimono looks gorgeous on you.

Kyuukaryuko said...

I'm definitely having fun with my closet! Re-arranging everything will be fun :-)

And thank you on the bloedrode kimono. This weekend I had it on with a different obi. I'll post it this week...

Misuchi said...

Netjes! ^_^

That is a smart solution.

Kyuukaryuko said...

Thank you. I am very happy with this solution. And if I have kimono on each of my 2 dummies, that would also save some room in my 'tansu' ^_^

hamhamkawaii said...

hi,
I really like your kimono closet..
I really love kimono and want to be the proud owner of one or more but I still have a lot I need to know and learn about this mabey you have some advice or tips?

Kyuukaryuko said...

Thank you hamhamkawaii!
A lot of tips and advice can be found on the Immortal Geisha forums: http://www.immortalgeisha.com/ig_bb
There you can see other kimono-lovers show their kimono, you can find a lot of tips on kitsuke and you can also ask for advice on combining kimono with obi and accessoires.
But most important if you have bought a kimono... practice, practice, practice ^_^