28 October 2012

Spreading the kimono love!

One of the best thing that has come out of my kimono obsession.........sorry I mean collecting........... is the number of people that I have connected online!

It really feels like I am part of one big happy family of kimono lovers which makes me very happy.

One of the many people that I have connected and would love to meet whenever I get to Japan is Yukiko Tanaka.  She is one of the many people who is re-designing the kimono so it is more accessible to everyone and if you are interested in her clothes then she has a etsy site!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/KimonoPonchoCom

She etsy site is particularly good for us practising our kitsuke because she sells some handy kitsuke items which are hard to find like this.


This is an obi clip, you either love or hate it but for me this is a lifesaver when it comes to tying obi early in the morning.  

She has also posted a entry on my blog!  

2 comments:

Bebe Taian said...

Yay! A new shop to check out!

Honestly, I've never figured out how to use an obi clip! I started out makeshifting ways to fake accessories to tie things "the old way", and am still figuring out how to use the "real" stuff. I'd really love to get a biyosugata... so, I guess my next thing to look up is how to use the obi clip.

Kitty Kanzashi said...

The obi clip is really a love it or hate it thing. It does take a bit of practice to use it the way you feel comfortable.

I have a biyosugata as well but I don't wear fancy musubi much. I have it so I can play around.