Some cute zori have arrived from Rakuten! Having a bit of a kimono spending spree atm!

Some cute zori have arrived from Rakuten! Having a bit of a kimono spending spree atm!


Some kind of enormous hawk moth caterpillar found in our garden! I don’t know which kind though so ID if you know it!

Some kind of enormous hawk moth caterpillar found in our garden! I don’t know which kind though so ID if you know it!


Kimono of the day! This is a (i think)1930’s meisen hitoe (unlined) komon paired with a hanhaba hakata obi of slightly odd dimensions. It is too wide for an ordinary hanhaba, I thought it might be a child’s obi, but I am able to tie it, so I’m not sure. I tried an anesan musubi. I’m not certain if it is a bit too informal to wear with a komon or not? I padded my body really badly this time!

Kimono of the day! This is a (i think)1930’s meisen hitoe (unlined) komon paired with a hanhaba hakata obi of slightly odd dimensions. It is too wide for an ordinary hanhaba, I thought it might be a child’s obi, but I am able to tie it, so I’m not sure. I tried an anesan musubi. I’m not certain if it is a bit too informal to wear with a komon or not? I padded my body really badly this time!


Ok, these are the final colour combinations for my next collection! I’d better get making!

Ok, these are the final colour combinations for my next collection! I’d better get making!


I’m toying with some colourways for my next designs - what do you think? I’m not sure about the two combinations on the right.

I’m toying with some colourways for my next designs - what do you think? I’m not sure about the two combinations on the right.


The green and blue coordination was definitely the winner! This kimono is too short to create an ohashori sadly.

The green and blue coordination was definitely the winner! This kimono is too short to create an ohashori sadly.


Which kimono coordination do you like best?

Which kimono coordination do you like best?


Four more tries later and finally a not completely horrible tsunodashi musubi! This was more what my obi was supposed to look like in my earlier kitsuke.

Four more tries later and finally a not completely horrible tsunodashi musubi! This was more what my obi was supposed to look like in my earlier kitsuke.


My latest kitsuke attempt - rather horribly messy but you cant see it well as Squidlet was having a right old cry and needed a big cuddle! It was my first attempt at at a tsunodashi knot for the obi but it came out a bit wrong! Thanks for all your votes and comments earlier! 2 people including @bean_about suggested a different coordination and I went for that!

My latest kitsuke attempt - rather horribly messy but you cant see it well as Squidlet was having a right old cry and needed a big cuddle! It was my first attempt at at a tsunodashi knot for the obi but it came out a bit wrong! Thanks for all your votes and comments earlier! 2 people including @bean_about suggested a different coordination and I went for that!


Which kimono coordination do you prefer?

Which kimono coordination do you prefer?