July 26, 2011


Last friday, after a very long time from our first date to do have this evening, my boyfriend and I were invited to participate in a private tea ceremony with a couple we know. It was absolutely wonderful!

At their house, their diningroom flows into a beautiful Japanese tatami room with shoji (paper) panels, closets and room for an ikebana-piece with a scroll (can't remember the specific name for it right now). The shoji panels can be opened to look at their small but very nice Japanese garden, and they can even open the garden doors so that Japanese outside is flowing into Japanese inside. Very beautiful. And our hosts both wore kimono!

Our hostess performed the ceremony and her husband explained what she was doing. I had trouble sitting on my knees and feet for long... Next time I have to bring a little cushion to put under my feet ;-) (we were already had cushions under our knees).

We had lots of fun and talked about a lot and very different topics. It was a very nice and entertaining evening.

I wore my peacock-kimono and obi, and tried a bit of padding on my belly with an obi makura. But if it was successfull??? So if anyone has suggestions for padding, please let me know :-)

July 12, 2011

Kimono de Jack Leiden

Last saturday Holland had it's first Kimono de Jack, at the Sieboldhuis in Leiden!
You can see photo's and more at the blog of the Kimono Club or on Linda's weblog.

We had lot's of fun and it was so nice to see other kimono fanatics!
Kimono de Jack Holland is here to stay :-)

Oh, almost forgot... When I was deciding what to wear to KdJ, I got to the conclusion that I need more obi and lots more accessoires like obijime and obiage. Luckily for me I'm going to Japanday in Düsseldorf! Any tips for that event (where to buy etc) are most welcome!