Impressive crane hair ornament, a modern take on a very traditional motif seen on
Such a classy outfit with the perfect color scheme for the winter holiday season! (seen on)
This obi knot is a variation of the neko mimi musubi (cat’s ears knot). I have covered a tutorial on how to do it in a previous post ;)
Momiji desentsu / Momoji gari is a famous Japanese play (first noh then kabuki) depicting the conflict between the demoness disguised as a beautiful woman and samurai Taira no Koremochi:
“The Demoness of Mount Togakushi” by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, the true face of the kijo is reflected in the sake cup]
Great example showing how full-size kimono were once fitted so children would grow into them (seen on)
Torso width would be size down by making two shoulder tucks named kata-age, and lenght reduced thanks to a waist tuck named koshi-age. Too long sleeves could also be made smaller with sode-age.
Now, children mostly only wear kimono for formal events, so families often simply rent some tailored to kid sizes. The tuck feature is now mainly seen on antiques - or worn live by maiko (who in the past were far younger than today):
Edo-era geta clogs types, handy chart by Nadeshiko Rin showing from left to right:
Antique pre wwii woman, kimono, with cute planes in a radiant sky (seen on). The overall joyfull feeling must be tempered down by the historical context: those kind of motifs were worn as nationalist propaganda, and especially common for boys kimono and men juban or haori linings.
Propaganda of this type was also used by other countries. OP recommend this great book if you are interested in this subject:
Wearing Propaganda: Textiles on the Home Front in Japan, Britain, and the United States, 1931-1945
Plain furisode (called iromuji or muji furisode) are a bit unsual, especially white/cream ones as they tend to remind people of wedding shiromuku.
Here the red+gold accents make a very sleek outfit, with just the hint of girly sweetness thanks to the obi pattern (temari ball, a traditional girl toy)
Comfy looking winter kimono by Sakuken, with woolen tricot pieces.
I really like the idea but the color is a bit meh for me + I can’t get over how the breast part is constructed: why the asymetry? why letting that tiny brown piece peeks by the rightside collar? I have so many questions xD
Joyful katazome (stencil dyed) chirimen kimono, with shiki (”all seasons”) pattern including peony, iris, pine, hollyhock, etc. Those kimono are made so you can wear them through several months without committing kimono fashion “faux pas” ;) (seen on)
Dramatic kimono outfit by Roccoya, featuring a beautiful light version of yesterday’s garden kimono, paired once again with Moga/flapper inspired accessories.
I love how effortlessly theatrical this outfit is, from the beaded “petticoat” peeking, to the heko (soft obi) and shigoki (under waistband with trailing ends) style sashes
This obi look will be super easy to recreate is you are a beginner at kimono but still want something striking ^^