Saturday, 8 August 2009

shiozawa hitoe and wool obi

I've had this kimono for a while and only recently learned that the way the silk is weaved comes from Shiozawa, hence it's called Shiozawa style kimono. It's hitoe and comes from a lot of three that I bought last year from Yahoo Japan. Cream background and weaving is with black and wine red.

The heat outside made me think to downgrade it a bit, by pairing it with a pink-ish wool obi, a maroon indian shawl-turned obiage/heko obi - still thinking about it - and a white home- crochetted, flat obijime, tied in a kai-no-kuchi style.

I am still contemplating whether to wear my tsuke eri or simply wear it as a yukata - maybe a BIG NO-NO but I find the idea at least interesting.

Plus, I have this furoshiki and a pair of geta (got them as trades with a fellow Immortal Geisha Forum members) planned to accessorize the entire ensemble.

I am really excited to wear this tonight. I'll post pics of the final outfit probably somtime tomorrow.

This is the "sometime tomorrow" part; I ended up wearing it as hitoe kimono with the tsuke eri and no juban. It was quite cool.


  1. "kai-no-kuchi?" That's an interesting obijime style... Are there any places with tutorials on how to tie it properly? I'd like to learn...

  2. thank you snowfox :)
    It's just a basic musubi style - for obi of course, usually used in men kitsuke. The translation is clam's mouth, if I recall correctly. I just had this flat obijime and thought it might work.

  3. Buna seara :) Ma numesc Marina si sunt din Piatra Neamt .ma bucur foarte mult ca si dumneavotra va plac kimonourile japoneza,cultura ,limba,frumusetea deosebita,unica si eterna a Japoniei.De doi ani tot incerc sa invat limba japoneza,dar doar in vacante am timp.Ador tooot ce este legat de Japonia,TOOTUL! inca din clasele mai mici imi place sa scriu in genul liric si in majoritatea scrierilor mele se gaseste o farama din fascinanta veche Japonie :X si atractia inexplicabila pentrulimba,cultura,obiceiurile,religiile,imbracamintea,literatura,arta japoneza.tot ce imi doresc pe lumea asta este sa vizitez intr-o buna zi tara visurilor mele si sa am si eu un kimono japonez,ca tare mai tanjesc dupa unul :((:( va rog mult sa ma contactati la idul de messenger : marina_bummy

  4. That is one gorgeous outfit!! I think that the matching furoshiki-bag is the finishing touch that makes it look so elegantly complete :)