Tag Archives: obijime

Bearing with the heat


There’s nothing cooler than kimono in these high temperatures. It’s been hot here in France the past couple of weeks and I’m pretty much living in kimono. Some years ago I bought a cream silk ro kimono that I shortened to make into a nightie. This is a brilliant thing for sleeping in, or, with the addition of a datejime… Read more »

Playing with obis


Here are my first attempts at tying a taiko musubi. Not bad for a beginner, I think. I don’t normally kitsuke – dress in kimono Japanese style – but on Saturday it was pouring it down with rain, so I thought I’d give it a try. I have in a few fukuro obis, bought for display – they normally hang… Read more »