December 19, 2010

December 5, 2010

Christmas shopping???

Last week I was looking on eBay again since a very long time, and I saw some very beautiful kimono listed... And I couldn't resist to do some bidding :-) Unfortunately some of the kimono I bid on slipped right through my fingers, but I did win 3 pretty kimono and 1 obi.

Hopefully they will arrive soon...

(the pictures link to my flickr-page where you can find more pictures of these kimono and obi)


August 9, 2010

Long time...

So... it's been a long time since I've worn kimono. And unfortunately it will take another few month before I can find some time to do kitsuke. We're in the middle of some renovating of the house and even if I have spare time, it's nice to do nothing or just relax a bit. But because of the renovating, I'll have more space and better lighting when I'm doing kitsuke!

However, there is a 'huge' project that I am working on every day that has something to do with kimono... I've been busy with a cross-stitch embroidery-piece. It's not a han-eri or any other kitsuke item, it's a bell-pull. It has a Japanese setting and 3 lovely geisha on it, Mount Fuji (?), some lanterns. It's not finished yet, but I'm almost there (more detailed pictures below).

April 28, 2010


It's been a (very) long time since I made a post on this blog...

Unfortunately there haven't been many kimono or kitsuke days these past few months. Actually, to be exactly, there was only 1 event worth wearing kimono. In march Rota and I, together with our boyfriends, went to the theater to see Osaka Dadadadan Tenko and we had a wonderful time. You can see pics on Rota's blog (those were the only pics taken).

Last weekend (april 24) a colleague and I went to the annual Elf Fantasy Fair. This is one of the best known fairs on elfs and fantasy in Europe, so a lot of non-Dutchies come to see and participate in this. It was fun to see all those costumes! Some were good, some were less, and some were just awesome! There was also a stand with kimono and taiko workshops, but unfortunately I missed those...

I've uploaded a batch of pictures taken on the fair, so you can see for yourself.

In the upcoming months I won't be able to wear kimono :-(
Our roof needs reconstruction, and if I have to choose between these two...

I hope you will have a lot of opportunities to wear kimono, and please post!

February 9, 2010

Blue with fans

Blue with fansBlue with fans Last weekend I finally had some time to do kitsuke. But as it was a little cold, my dummy was dressed and not me.

This kimono was from the last eBay-spree. I don't really have a good matching set of obiage and obijime, but I guess this works, although a different colour green would be nicer.

And I really think this green obi works well with the kimono! What do you think?

January 31, 2010

Waiting for new arrivals...

It's been a while since my last post.... Well, lets just say that the economic-crisis has reached me also haha. Nothing bad of course, but I do had to refrain myself from buying kimono.

Until 2 weeks ago! I was looking on eBay and saw that Ryu had listed some very nice things. After bidding on a few obi and lost those, I tried again and I won 4 obi and 2 kimono (some for a very low price, I've never had that yeay!). This pink kimono is one of the 2.

I was hoping that the package arrived yesterday, but alas.... So maybe in the next couple of days. And I'll try to do some kitsuke next sunday. Don't know yet if it'll be on the dummy or on me... ;-)