August 4, 2008

Olivegreen kimono

2 Saturdays ago I went to visit Misuchi, and had a great time. We talked about kimono and other things, and we also visited the Japanese antique-shops where she works. It was very hot and sunny that day, but it didn't interfere with us having fun! Because I did some things for Misuchi's art-site she gave me this beautiful olivegreen kimono, a tsukesage if I am right (still struggling with kimono and kitsuke glossary), with little carts on it.

She knew that I had an orange nagoya obi with a (royal) cart on it, and hoped that it would match this kimono. And guess what? It's a perfect match!! It's even a bit too long. The first time I had it on, my ohashori was actually too long! These pictures I made the second time. To make a shorter ohashori I tied the koshihimo not just above the hips but more on my waist.

I am so happy with it, it's just a gorgeous kimono.

Thank you Misuchi!


ROTA said...

It's a very pretty kimono and the orange obi looks very beautiful on this kimono.
I hope to see the other one soon on your blog.

Misuchi said...

I am so happy the kimono fits and looks nice on you and that you are happy with it!
It looks gorgeous on you and I like it very much with the orange obi!
And yes, it's a tsukesage

Kyuukaryuko said...

When I made these pictures, I actually wore the kimono a bit too long, it barely didn't touch the floor, but it was so nice wearing it, it feels really great!