Today I want to present my Houmongi



Full length (from bottom till under the collar): 157 cm
Sleeve length: 66 cm
Span width: 125 cm

Motive: tachibana (mandarin orange), eda-ume (plum on the branch), kiku (chrysanthemum) 
and ran (orchid with long, narrow spike shaped petals)

... and the Ro Houmongi I own:


Full length (from bottom till under the collar): 155 cm
Sleeve length: 54 cm
Span width: 120 cm

Motive: nadeshiko (dianthus/pinks), momiji (maple)
and tsuyu-shiba (dew and grass)

A while ago I tried to coordinate my Taishou Kurotomesode. Luckily I also have a Taishou Maruobi which suits this Kurotomesode perfectly and a vintage chirimen Haneri. What do you think about this combi?

The problem is ... I donnot have a Juban for this Kimono at the moment ...

Two days before our Sushi meeting I made a Kimono test dressing and of course I took some pictures, too =) I also want to share them with you. If you like you can leave a comment.

Oh and by the way ... for this test dressing I did not used all the Kitsuke items I actually use. Missing items are:


this handpuppet you can see on this pic is called "Pikochu".
It´s the mascot from one of my fav. Japanese singers who is called "Piko" ♥

Hello dear readers!

Sorry for the late update ... I was so busy the last few weeks (_ _)"
But today I wanna share some (I hope) nice Kitsuke pictures with you.

Well, last Saturday (08.09.) we had a big Sushi meeting. We, that means the Japanese course which I attend to and the people from the Japanese beginner course. That was the best chance for me to wear Kimono again, finally ♥

I decided to wear my very first Kimono, the Tsukesage with orchid design. It´s perfect for September ´cause you can wear orchids only during this month (I heard lol).

Fortunatley I also have a Fukuro obi with the same motive ;-)

But let´s go back to the Sushi meeting ... before we went to the restaurant we made some nice group pics:

The woman who is wearing the green shirt is my sensei (teacher). Her name is Mikiko. Some course member also brought friends along ~ We were about 20 people in the end together *laughs*

and here is the food I ordered:

(starter): Miso soup and some lychee

(main dish): California maki and a set menu

(dessert): Mochi ♥

All was so delicious - like always *haha*

Itadakimasu ~

after the dinner a friend of mine made some more pics in front of the restaurant:

together with Laura ♥

inside of our courtyard:

(sorry for the quality, mobile phone pics)

It was a really lovely and nice day, we all enjoyed the sushi and I hope we can make such a Sushi meeting soon again.

Regards ~