Obscure seasonal references to geese and crows? So tenth century! Leaf viewing and strolling beneath the cherry blossoms? Been there, called it a cab.
Let’s strap on our princess kimonos and hit the animal cafés instead!
Thanks to Kimono Hime magazine (#10 & #12) for the gorgeous new style kimono photos.
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6 thoughts on “Princess Kimono, Animal Style”
Wow, stunning, even my kitty was impressed with the cat wrap! I’m going to have to shop for one of those… 🙂
Quite a difference in kimono styles from when my daughters’ grandmother dressed them in kimonos for New Years those many years ago. Great photos!
I would wear every one of these!!! 😀
And they would look AWESOME on you! I actually chanced across some bolts of cotton printed in bunny and kitty photo prints out in an obscure Tokyo suburb this spring, and am kicking myself for not buying some, so i could make a yukata. Next time for sure!
I am so impressed with this style. Wonderful combinations and contrasts.
As you can tell, I love it too! ^_^ Although it’s not strictly traditional, it really honors one of the aspects of kimono-wearing I love most, which is that beauty comes from the way the wearer chooses and combines the elements, not just their costliness.