August 30, 2016

Thursday Kimono 2016-08-19

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Wednesday Kimono 2016-08-17

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August 29, 2016

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko's Olympic Kimono 小池百合子のオリンピック着物

Who does not love to see Japanese women in beautiful kimono?!

However, in Japan, it became a bit of a scandal about the money spent on the kimono, and it possibly being ruined in the rain.

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An excellent blog article on Koike-san's kimono:
【リオ】小池百合子 東京都知事の着物を賞賛すべき8つの理由
8 Reasons why Governor Koike should be praised for wearing kimono at the Olympics

1.色留袖、3ツ紋という非常に格が高い着物選び。
She wore a formal, three crest iro-tomesode kimono [and it was very pretty]

2.オリンピック閉会式という盛大なるTPO
Appropriate for the grand closing ceremony

3.着物の柄は「琳派 群鶴図(りんぱ ぐんかくず)」。
The kimono design was Rinpa-style cranes
[Cranes are auspicious, and Rinpa is one of the traditional and beautiful Edo period schools of artists]

4.大胆で上品なコーディネートは上級者ならでは
The bold design and perfect coordination of obi made a refined ensemble

5.日本の晴れ舞台に着物を選んでくれた
She chose a kimono to put Japan on the world stage

6.小池都知事の着付けから考える「昭和の東京オリンピックと着物」の因縁
Koike's manner of dress and the 1924 Tokyo Summer Olympics kimono problem
[This section is really interesting about how the Tokyo Olympics lead to kitsuke (kimono dressing) rules]
*You may or may not know, that Japanese women, particularly those who don't wear kimono themselves, are very persnickety about how others wear kimono.

7.叙勲を踏まえて、オリンピックを3ツ紋にしたことを日本人だけは賞賛すべき
Japanese, of all people, should appreciate why Koike-san wore three crests for the ceremony
[details on kimono formality issues and their appropriateness]

8.雨の中でもお着物で!!
She wore kimono even in the rain!!
Dealing with rain is the most difficult thing for the kimono wearer. Many people just avoid wearing kimono on rainy days, and will change into Western clothes even for a formal event. A drenched silk kimono will have to be taken apart, each piece of the fabric separately cleaned and dried by hand, and then sewn back together. This is VERY expensive. Even so, Koike-san wore her kimono in the rain for the ceremony. Surely, this deserves great praise indeed!

* クリックしてね
にほんブログ村 ファッションブログ 着物着付けへ
Blog Mura Kitsuke


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August 27, 2016

Tuesday Kimono 2016-08-16

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Monday Kimono 2016-08-15

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Saturday Kimono 2016-08-13

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Thursday Kimono 2016-08-11

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Wednesday Kimono 2016-08-10

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Tuesday Kimono 2016-08-09

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Monday Kimono 2016-08-08

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August 26, 2016

西武バスのインターネットダイヤは嘘つき

西武バスのインターネットダイヤ

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志木駅南口の西武バスダイヤ

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*今は直してあるのようです。

http://www.seibubus.co.jp/timetable/dia/timechart/100158_02_2.html

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August 17, 2016

Saturday Kimono 2016-08-06

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Friday Kimono 2016-08-05

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Wednesday Kimono 2016-08-03

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Monday Kimono 2016-08-01 August

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