So when The Birmingham Japanese Society organised a lecture from the author Lesley Downer I would not resist!
Since April was a native of Birmingham she gave Lesley the guided tour of Birmingham.
As normal, I forgot to take photos of my own outfit so I have to rely on Lesley and April.
The kimono that I am wearing was the very first kimono I ever brought and I think I have only own it a couple of times. It is not the most fanciest kimono in existence but the beauty of the kimono is when you look at the pattern. It is made up of tiny hexagon and tiny dots which can only be seen from close up.
The obi is one that I brought off a good friend and I have been dying to wear it since I saw it! It is a cream obi with green, dark red, blue and yellow ovals dots all over it. It is a tricky obi to co-ordinate because it is so busy but it went wonderfully with this kimono. Since the red oval dots match nearly perfectly with the red on the kimono.
It is these lovely coincidences that I love the most when I am collecting kimono and obi.