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).









7 comments:

Ume Bloom said...

that looks amazing!

and I see a tansu in there :)
I really envy your new kitsuke space! looks like all you need now is a biiig mirror, and time! :)

Can't wait to see some outfits on those mannequins!

Kyuukaryuko said...

Thank you Ume!
There actually hangs a big mirror on a wall, but it isn't on the pictures. You can see it here (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Kb1ZCrrFUEE/SK2RYAo-NVI/AAAAAAAAAKs/7PxxDBvvSug/s1600-h/IMGP3334.jpg)

ROTA said...

Looks great, at lot of light into the room. And what a incredible work your project. Are you putting it in a frame? would look beautiful I think.

Kyuukaryuko said...

Hey Rota,

Yes, I'm going to frame it when it's done, and giving it a nice spot somewhere on the wall.

Andrei said...

This is really great you must have spend so much time and hard work for this embroidery, nice talent

Jet said...

very well done

ps - got any advice on how to tie the obi like the Oirans?

Kyuukaryuko said...

Thank you Andrei and Jet!
@Jet Sorry, no advice but maybe on the forums of immortalgeisha.com?