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  • 3 combos I like to take at this Christmas
  • I would like to show some combos I like to wear at this Christmas.The last one, took I as I went to a Messiah concert last Tuesday
    .You may be aware that I used a same obi, green hanhaba Hakata obi with 3 different kimonos. a wool kimono with Red’n Green Scot
    ch check a whitish tsumugi kimono with multi color stripes a copper red tsumugi kimonoGod Jul!Wishing happy holidays to all kimono
    enthusiast [続きを読む]
  • An alternative to jump over your hurdle to knot an Otaiko
  • Let me offer a little quiz.The followings are 3 styling of kimono which I made for a client who wishes to dress kimono at a cultur
    al event.There is a commonality in the 3 styles.Do you find what is it?A clue for you;She has just learned taking a yukata, but do
    es not have any kimonos and obis for her self nor not know how to dress.The answer is “Tsukuri Obi“, instant obis which are st
    ructur [続きを読む]
  • Gone with the first snow !  初雪と共に去りぬ
  • We had the first regular snow for this winter.The trees, our garden and streets; all of them are covered with snow.To me, it means
    that the season of kimono for this year is ended.I am not willing to walk snowy street in a kimono with taking a pair of zori.In
    stead of going out in kimono, I would do more practice kitsuke on a doll.Had my first practice this winter.Also fun to think of a
    coordina [続きを読む]
  • KimoNovember #2 Made a fake otaiko obi
  • How are you doing in your KimoNovermber, dear readers?It is an appropriate season for sewing or some re-make works, I think.Here is a “tsukuri obi” (an ready-made otaiko obi) which I made from an old, stiff and short nagoya obi. It is not difficult to make it with just a single straight cut,to separate the obi in two parts.Are you interested to make one by your self?When you wear this kin [続きを読む]
  • KimoNovember! An obi of the Heart Sutra
  • “KimoNovember”The new month starts, and the punning happened to came in my mind this morning.November seems a good month for m
    e to practice kimono dressing indoor, because of the darkness and coldness which become obvious this month.Actually, there was the
    transition from the Summer time to the Winter time on last Sunday.Today’s weather is a typical November. It is raining, windy a
    nd gray.Novem [続きを読む]
  • Frozen shoulders will cause a touble for making a Otaiko knot
  • I took an advanced work shop of kimono which is led by my kimono mentors.My ambition for this session was polishing up my own dres
    sing in a formal kimono.I brought a iromuji, (mono colored kimono) and a fukuro obi and practiced on them. The obi is knotted in N
    ijyu taiko, double layered taiko.Niju taiko musubi is done.A little bit awkward…We prefer to practice dressing in classical ways
    in this [続きを読む]
  • An art you can wear it on ? Obi of Honami Koetsu
  • I would like to show my favorite obi, which I chosen for the concert last Sunday.This is a Nagoya obi I got at an auction two year
    s ago.Nagoya obi featured with Honam Koetsu’s signatures.Honami Koetsu’s signature, seals are woven on the obi. The butterflie
    s are also copied from his famous drawing.As I found this one, I felt I came across a Jack Pot and jumped in to the bid of course.
    It is becaus [続きを読む]
  • Where will you go in your kimono? ? A classic music concert!
  • What kind of reasons do you have for going out in your kimono?We love listen to classic music, and for me concerts are favorite oc
    casions to go in kimono.Yesterday we listened to “Romeo and Julia” composed by Berlioz at the Bervaldhallen in Stockhiolm.Sver
    iges Radios SymfoniorkesterI chose a soft komon kimono with tiny flower pattern in multi colors on black and a black Nagoya obi on
    which Honam [続きを読む]
  • “Ippuku sashi age masu.” Tea ceremony practice at home
  • We had a practice of tea ceremony of “Bonryaku temae“, simplified tea making on a tray, by our selves.4 days after the last lesson, worked as much as we canin order to brush up our memories.He remembered well how to fold a fukusa tea cloth.Shaka, shaka, shaka! Whipping the tea.Impressions we had are;Hans: Guru guru! (It means that so much confusing in his language) However, focusing on many de [続きを読む]
  • Kimono practice on a rainy day
  • We have a typical indoor day at my place today.What will you do in such a rainy and cold (5 Celsius degrees outside) day?I have a
    couple hours of free time this afternoon and decided to practice kistuke, kimono dressing.My prime focus of these days is making a
    smaller and tidy Otaiko knot like my mentor had the other day.Here is a result of my practice. I myself see the shape and size ar
    e not so b [続きを読む]
  • Hunting a best appropriate kimono for him
  • The facebook sometimes refers a photo from my past sharing, and they showed a photo we took one year ago.Last autumn, we went to s
    ee an exhibition with our friends in kimono.My eye stopped at Hans and a question popped up about his kimono.Is the length of this
    kimono appropriate to him? May be it is better to be little bit longer?What was a standard of length for male kimono, basically?T
    hen I rese [続きを読む]
  • Just took a step into the Way of Tea
  • Me and Hans have started taking lessons of the Tea Ceremony.We wish to hold a casual tea ceremony on a green grass in our flower garden next spring. That’s our motivation to have started the tea ceremony practice.Tea ceremony practice will just begin.This afternoon, we had the first instruction of the simplest form from our teacher.She said this is the simplest, but I felt it was quite complected [続きを読む]
  • Pumpkins, Halloween and Kimono
  • The photo shown above is pumpkins whichI harvested at our vegetable garden and a dish of traditional Japanese pumpkin stew I cooke
    d.Pumpkins are a typical vegetable of this season, and they remind me a Halloween lantern.How is the Halloween festival popular in
    your places, dear readers?In my town where is in the Southwest of Stockholm, some shop windows are decorated with the motives of
    the fe [続きを読む]
  • Follow a mentor! ? An ideal Otaiko musubi
  • In some subjects like business skills or spiritual practices, people often have a mentor(s).I think learning how to dress kimono i
    s no exception. Having a mentor and learn form her(or him) is very helpful to improve your skill and deepen your understanding.I h
    ave a mentor of my kimono dressing.Here is an Otaiko musubi of her on the other day.An ideal otaiko musubi form for my eyesI respe
    ct the tid [続きを読む]
  • Had a luck in making a good Otaiko musubi!
  • It is often said that making an Otaiko musubi, a pillow look knot with a Nagoya obi which shows motives only on the two places, on
    e is on the tail and the another is on a middle of narrow part, is more difficult than a obi filled with patterns.To me it is true
    . I often struggle to place the motives in appropriate places.So I was happy (or lucky I could say ) that I could manage this obi
    belt on la [続きを読む]
  • Kimono practice with 6 participants
  • Sometimes I offer a kimono tutoring to my friends and customers. It is an activity for inviting them to get to know of kimonos.Las
    t Friday evening, 6 ladies came to the practice session.We started how to wear kimono, then placticed “Bunko musubi” knot with
    a Hanhaba obi, a half width belt and “Simplyfied otaiko musubi” with a Nagoya obi belt.Here is a group photo after we tied th
    e Bunko musu [続きを読む]
  • How about a flower emblem of your birthday?
  • I wrote that I do not know which mon (family emblem) belong to our family in my past post of “Please don’t ask me which is my kamon, family emblem?”I found an alternative solution for whom not knowing or not having or looking for an emblem for themselves like me.The name of the service is “Hanakomon” (花個紋), which name is the company’s creation and means “personal flower emblems“. The [続きを読む]
  • Please don’t ask me what is my “kamon”, family emblem.
  • Today’s post is about my situation with “mon” (emblem).Mon (紋), also monshō (紋章), mondokoro (紋所), and kamon (家
    紋), are Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. While mon is an encompassing term that may refer
    to any such device, kamon and mondokororefer specifically to emblems used to identify a family.An authoritative mon reference comp
    iles Japan’s 241 [続きを読む]
  • Video letter from KDJ Stockholm is completed!
  • I am leading Kimono de Jack Stockholm, a kimono friendship society which is originally started in Japan.This activity started in K
    yoto in 2009 by several kimono enthusiasts and has spread to the other cities not only in Japan but over the world. The team Stock
    holm is one of them, and we are the 2nd Swedish team after the team Umeå.We will have the 7th year celebration on 29th October in
    Nihonba [続きを読む]
  • Autumn color kimonos from my wardrobe
  • I am living a local town where is in 85 km out side from Stockholm.Here and there, leaves on the trees have turned yellow and oran
    ge, and it tells me I am just in the middle of autumn. How is the weather in your place, dear readers?I like October, because it i
    s quite suitable weather for going out in kimono.From the 1st of October, we start wearing “awase kimonos”, kimonos with a lay
    er, if you f [続きを読む]
  • Mamma mia, here comes it again!
  • I happen to find an another darling second hand kimono!Not at the auction site, though.This one is an iro-muji kimono with kikkou
    (tortoise shell) pattern.Deep purple kimono with kikkou patternYup, tortoise shell pattern again! I wonder what kind of karma I ha
    d with tortoises in past life?!Multiple kikkou, tortoise shell patternThe deep purple color is my favorite, and it would be suitab
    le for tea [続きを読む]