July 31, 2020

2020 Kimono July part 2

Hamamatsu-shijira Two-piece Kimono
浜松しじら 二部式着物・セパレート着物
米沢織 八寸名古屋帯
Yonezawa-weave 8-sun width Nagoya obi

When I've been in kimono, mostly I have been wearing this one. I bought this two-piece kimono so that I could wear just the upper half while teaching classes online. The top part is actually too short, so at some time I will need to resew it.

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July 22 (Wed)
I took my seminar students to the kimono exhibition @ TNM

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This was their assignment:

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BTW, 20 minutes of my seminar class is available online.
「着物モチーフと浮世絵」オンライン体験授業
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-mcQcMDmRs

2020 Kimono Motif Review Cover Photo



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July 16, 2020

2020 Kimono June-July

Due to online classes etc I have not been wearing kimono regulary, instead I have been wearing samue. But for what it's worth (eyecandy?), here's some recent kimono pics that I do have.

July 22 (Wed)
Yumeji Coordinate Plan for TNM Kimono Exhibition

One should wear dark unpatterned clothes to an exhibition, so one is not distracted by one's own reflection in the glass display cases, but I want to be visible so that my studentts can easily find me at anytime if they have problems.

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July 15 (Wed)
浜松しじら
Hamamatsu-shijira

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June 29 (Mon)
京友禅 縦絽織り アヤメ・水紋柄 浴衣
Ayame (iris) and water motif Kyōyūzen yukata in vertical ro-weave

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Misc Summer Kimono Purchases

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Misc Other Summer Purchases 1

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Misc Other Summer Purchases 1

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June 02, 2020

2020 Kimono May

In honor of the 5th month (May), which starts off with Children's Day (the traditional holiday of Tango 端午) on 5/5 and approaches a close with Kimono Day (呉服の日) on 5/29, I have posted the answers to my workbook sheet on the iris motif which I make for use in the classes I teach.

2-2020-II 着物モチーフ matome IRIS


June 1
京友禅 縦絽織り アヤメ・水紋柄 浴衣
Ayame (iris) and water motif Kyōyūzen yukata in vertical ro-weave
The first day of June already, and I finally wore something with an iris motif.
The chūya obi (昼夜帯) is tied in a real tsunodashi bow (角出し結び), by which you can tell because the black reverse of the obi shows in back below the bow.

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May 12
花柄 付け下げ小紋 単衣
Flower motif tsukegae-komon hitoe (unlined kimono)
猫とピアノ柄 八寸名古屋帯
Cat&Piano motif, 8-sun width Nagoya obi

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May 11

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May 7
椿柄 着物 & 米沢織 八寸名古屋帯
Tsubaki Motif kimono, yonezawa-weave 8-sun width Nagoya obi
This kimono was supposed to be a dōnuki 胴抜き, a kimono only lined along the hem, up the sides, and the sleeve openings. However, I ordered it at KIMONO by NADESHIKO in Shinjuku, and the stupid young'ins f'd it up (sorry for potty-mouth), so where it should be lined isn't, and where there shouldn't be lining is, yeesh! And the tailoring cost a pretty penny to boot, even though they did it wrong. Yeesh!

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May 1st

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Dōnuki 胴抜き
https://ichiri-mall.jp/ichiriblog/blog/b319/
The yellow parts are where it should be lined.

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May Purchases

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Just for fun

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May 28, 2020

Personal Faves of COVID-19 Memes

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April 30, 2020

2020 Kimono April

Left to right: April 27, April 28, April 29, and April 30

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April 25

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April 24

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April 19

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April 18

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April 17

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April 8 @ Niiza

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April 4

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March 14, 2020

Shiozawa omeshi 塩澤お召し 2020 March

2020-03-13 (Fri) @ Niiza (meetings)

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2020-03-03 (Tue) @ Home and Out&About

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Quote below from Ariyoshi Sawako's novel Shiba-zakura (book 2), published in 1970.

御召 に 絣 模様 が でき た のは 正子 が 一本 に なる 前後 の こと で あっ た。 それ までの 御召 は 無地 か 縞物 と きまっ て い て、 当時、 絣 の お召 は 縞 御召 の 三 倍 ほども 高価 な もの だっ た。 正子 は 最初 から 贅沢 に 馴らさ れ て 育っ た ので、 縞 御召 は 一度 も 着 た こと が ない。 それで わざと 小浜 ちり めん に 縞 を 染め て 裾 を ひき、 お座敷 に 出 たり し た こと が あっ て、 旦那 の 江藤 が 眉 を 顰める のを 面白 がっ たり し た もの で ある。 それ も 今 は 昔 の 話 に なっ て、 御召 は 絣 だけが上等 では なく て、 手 にとって み なけれ ば 染物 かと 思える よう な 柄 御召 が、絣 の 倍 以上 の 値段 で 流行 の 先端 に なっ て いる。

有吉 佐和子. 芝桜(下)(新潮文庫) (Kindle の位置No.912-918). 新潮社. Kindle 版.



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February 28, 2020

2020 Kimono February

Of late, I've been forgetting to take kimono pics, but this is what I have.

2020-2-27 (Thu) @ Niiza
Stripe black Ōshima & Black shibori haori

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2020-2-22 (Sat) @ Niiza
Edo komon & Ōshima haori

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2020-2-19 (Wed) @ Niiza
Edo Komon & Velvet maroon shawl-coat

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2020-2-15 (Sat) @ Bunkyo (Zemi students)
Edo komon & Cat Nagoya

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2020-2-5 (Wed) @ Niiza
Maroon komon & Turquoise Shibori haori

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Niiza campus photo

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2020-2-1 (Sat) @ Bunkyo

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Recent obi purchases

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January 20, 2020

2020 Kimono January

2020-01-29 @ Niiza

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Week 4

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Week 3

・2020-01-18 (Sat): Center Shiken (National Exams) @ Niiza, upper right
・2020-01-16 (Thu): Kimono Communication class @ Bunkyo, lower left (went to Niiza in AM)
・2020-01-15 (Wed): Meetings @ Niiza, upper left
・2020-01-12 (Sun): Hatsugama, lower right

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・2020-01-12 (Sun): Hatsugama (first tea ceremony of the year)

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Week 2

・2020-01-11 (Sat): Seminar classes @ Bunkyo, upper right
・2020-01-10 (Fri): classes @ Niiza, upper left
・2020-01-9 (Thu): Kimono Communication class @ Bunkyo, winter tabi lower left
・2020-01-6 (mon): class prep @ Bunkyo

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Week 1

I pretty didn't do much except hang out at my kotatsu (hot carpet) and unpack boxes since I just recently moved, but I did do the Seven Luck Gods circuit in Ikebukuro with a friend. called the "Zoshigaya Shichifukujin Meguri" (雑司が谷 七福神巡り). I've does this circuit twice, the first time in 2011 mentioned here (Hatsumode Kimono Ensemble and the Seven Lucky Gods), and also the Nihonbashi Shikifukujin Meguri in Nihonbashi mentioned here (Nihonbashi Seven Lucky Gods Circuit 2010 日本橋 七福神巡り).

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December 31, 2019

Christmas in the USA 2020

I spent Christmas in the US from Dec 21st to Dec 30th.

Train to plane and hiking clothes


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Hike 1 (12-22)

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Dad and his bridge

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Dad & Associates' landscaping project @ Kanawauke Regional Nature Museum (small zoo only open seasonally)

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Hike 2 (12-29)
Silvermine Lake Parking -- Menomine trail -- right on Baileytown Road -- Right to Cave Shelter -- Straight down path back to Menomine trail -- parking

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December 20, 2019

2019 Kimono December

2019-12-20 (Fri) @ Niiza

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2019-12-19 (Thu) @ Bunkyo

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2019-12-18 (Wed) @ Niiza

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2019-12-16 (Mon) @ Tea

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2019-12-14 (Sat) @ Bunkyo

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2019-12-13 (Fri) @ Niiza

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2019-12-12 (Thu) @ Bunkyo

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2019-12-11 (Wed) @ Niiza

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2019-12-10 (Tue) @ Neighborhood

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2019-12-7 (Sat) & 6 (Fri) & 5 (Thu) @ Bunkyo & Niiza

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2019-12-2 (Mon)@ Tea

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2019-11-30 (Sat) @ Bunkyo

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November 29, 2019

2019 Kimono November

2019-11-29 (Fri) @ Niiza

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2019-11-28 (Thu) @ Bunkyo

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2019-11-27 (Wed) @ Niiza

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2019-11-25 (Mon) @ Home afer Tea

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2019-11-23 (Sat) @ Home

Before and after obiage mess

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Moved kimono to new house

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Roof-leak old apartment

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2019-11-22 (Fri) @ Niiza

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2019-11-21 (Thu) @ Bunkyo

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2019-11-20 (Wed) @ Niiza

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2019-11-18 (Mon) @ Tea

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2019-11-16 (Sat) @ Bunkyo & Ueno (with Father-in-Law

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2019-11-15 (Fri) @ Niiza?

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2019-11-14 (Thu) @ Bunkyo

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2019-11-13 (Wed) @ Niiza

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2019-11-12 (Tue) @ No idea

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2019-11-10 (Sun) @ Bunkyo

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2019-11-09 (Sat) @ Bunkyo

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2019-11-08 (Fri) @ Home after Niiza

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2019-11-07 (Thu) @ Bunkyo

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2019-11-06 (Wed) @ Home & Niiza

Trying to pack kimono in ceiling leak mess

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Niiza

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October 31, 2019

2019 Kimono October Week 4 and 5

2019-10-29 (Tue) @ Neighborhood

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It was raining (new umbrella)

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2019-10-26 (Sat) @ Bunkyo

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2019-10-25 (Fri) @ Home
Water flooding kimono room AGAIN! (Same day I bought the cat umbrella)

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Kimono 10-26 (Sat), 10-25 (Fri), and 10-23 (Wed) -- (left to right)

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October 20, 2019

2019 Kimono October Week 1 - 3

2019-10-19 (SAT) @ Bunkyo to Asakusa

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2019-10-19 (SAT), 10-18 (Fri), 10-17 (Thu) -- (Left to right)

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2019-10-16 (Wed) @ Home
At home with the plague

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2019-10-16 (Wed) @ Home
Considering obi options for Bingata wase kimono

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2019-10-9 (Wed) @ Niiza

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2019-10-7 (Mon) @ Tea

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2019-10-6 (Sun) @ Niiza - Admissions

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2019-10-5 (Sat) @ Bunkyo

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2019-10-4 (Fri) @ Niiza

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2019-10-2 (Wed)
Ordered new tsumugi hitoe

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September 30, 2019

2019 Kimono September Week 4

2019-9-27 (Fri) @ Niiza
Omiya chijimi, really just too hot for anything else.

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2019-9-26 (Thu) @ Bunkyo
I'm not sure, but likely an Ojiya chijimi kimono

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2019-9-25 (Wed) @ Niiza
Still too hot to wear anything but summer kimono.
Omiya chijimi and Leaf motif Hassun Nagoya obi

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2019-9-24 (Tue) @ Minamiza in Kyoto -- Yotsuya Kaidan Kabuki Ghost Play

This is what I really wore (the day before I wore the same thing, but with a light blue obijime)
Ro-weave Edo-komon kimono, Hakata Nagoya obi, Hannya demon obijime
絽の江戸小紋、博多織の名古屋帯、般若面帯留め

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Below is what what I had been considering wearing, but it was still too hot. As you can tell in he photo, I had worn this kimono to the Kabukiza in Tokyo (probably last year).
Clockwise from upper left: Hannya demon obijime, Grey Ōshima hitoe (unlined) kimono, Antique-pink velvet Hakata Nagoya obi
般若面帯留め、大島の単衣、博多織の名古屋帯

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Another I had considered wearing, but it was both too out-of-season and I felt also too informal for Kyoto.
On the left the poster for the kabuki play, and on the right my summer Ojiya chijimi kimono
小千谷縮

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September 22, 2019

2019 Kimono September Week 3

2019-9-21 (Sat) @ Neighborhood

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2019-9-19 (Thu) @ Niiza (Admissions)

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2019-9-18 (Wed) @ Hospital Check-up

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2019-9-17 (Tue) @ Neighborhood

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