torsdag den 17. december 2015

Trying the new fukuro obi

So here is the new fukuro obi in action.
It has a nice firmness and yet soft in its structure.
Musubi 1

Musubi 2

Full length

Here, the colors is the bedst

mandag den 14. december 2015

Practicing musubi for furisode

I have got this amazing Fukuro obi, by a very friendly woman, who bought for me and and brought it home from Japan, with her. The base is black with small white sparks, that makes it looks like dark grey.

But before I try it, I had to take a picture of my last musubi trials, the obi was a little too short for the musubi I had chosen, so I cheated with the lower double folding in the right.

I am also quite crazy with this Fukuro, but it is rather vulnerable in the part of the embroidery, as the threads very easily gets torn up.The colors is more intense than in the picture.

Shows the color a bit better

Noticed that I never postet this one, it was from a school workshop/parent day.

And this from another event...

søndag den 8. november 2015

Denmark Jack event

Mødtes i dag, men en anden kimono autentisk, dejligt at dele interesse og flot udstilling.

søndag den 11. oktober 2015

Change sex

I have got these gent torsos very cheap (no. 0), and I thought that I could then use for the lady kimono too, but were they too broad at the shoulders. The torsos are made from flamingo, so it easy to cut.

No. 1
Here I have taken som of the shoulders, but as you can see when dressed, it is still a bit broad.

No. 2
Cut a little more, here it is more propotionel.
In both pix I padded the hips.

Trying a new musubi, I came out a bit to much in the top part.

fredag den 28. august 2015

My three weeks in Japan summer 2015

My partner and I was 3 weeks in Japan on a road trip, not a lot of money left for shopping, but I mannage to get some very needed things aout of them.

I did not take many pictures, but my partner he took a lot, so here is a few.

First pictures from the trip, then the items I shopped.

The Trip

Where we were


A long the road
Taking care of living beings
My own renovation separation - go home
Green the
There was just a lot of these around


Favorite part of the trip to the supermarket

The sea

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Jigokudani hot spring

Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village, Takayama

Old street in the Samurai quarter

Inside a Samurai house

Tsurugi - surroundings

Shirayama Hime Shrine

Mokuyourin cafe ( もく遊りん食工房)

Kohokucho Imanishi
Small willage near the Lake (big lake)

Small willage near the Lake (big lake)

There we sleept

Lovely exhibitions in the windows

Nice Fabrics

Youth and cars

Finaly taking a picture, but not seeing the lovly two next to me

Silk cycle

Nishijin Textile Store & Museum

Nishijin Textile Store & Museum

Fushimi Inari Taisha Schrine


Fleamarket - Tõji

Kyoto by night, from the top of the hill


Mount Fuji


Sushi in Akihabara - Tokyo
Browsing in Asakusa

New "old" items