kimonoponcho
kimononagoya:

This motif is interesting in that it’s both geometric and organic, like flower branches waving against a trellis or reflecting in a tile floor. I think the black and white is also incredibly classy.
This is a houmongi, a semi-formal kimono, so the obi would have to also be semi-formal—perhaps with a touch of metallic threads. This kimono has tons of potential and you could take it in many directions when coordinating.

kimononagoya:

This motif is interesting in that it’s both geometric and organic, like flower branches waving against a trellis or reflecting in a tile floor. I think the black and white is also incredibly classy.

This is a houmongi, a semi-formal kimono, so the obi would have to also be semi-formal—perhaps with a touch of metallic threads. This kimono has tons of potential and you could take it in many directions when coordinating.

geisha-kai

geisha-kai:

Debut of maiko Shino, 25.02.2014

Shino as a new maiko of Fukushima okiya was led through Gion Kobu by her kimono dresser. Shino has not got a big sister, a protector, though. They visited all tea houses and shops to present newest member of the community. For this occassion, Shino is dressed the most formally - black kimono, golden obi, kanzashi made of tortoise shell, two silver bira bira kanzashi in the front and silver miokuri kanzashi (these prongs) on the back.

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