Next week I will be visiting the world’s largest Koi show event in yukata ♥
I wish I had a yukata or obi with a cute Koi carp on it, but for now I will pick one of these beauties (^_~)
Holland Koi show website The Holland Koi Show is known as the biggest koi spectacle in the world, the association organizes the annual Holland Koi Show. On the 16th, 17th and 18th of August 2013, koi enthusiasts and dealers from all over the world can exhibit their koi to a large public visiting the show.
Hi everyone, I hope you all have a nice summer, maybe some of you are on a lovely vacation (^-^) please enjoy and use lots of sunscreen.
No summer holiday for me because at the moment I’m very busy planning and getting everything ready for my wedding 4 october ♥ I have my wedding dress and I’m very excited about it.
As promised I have some photo’s to share with you from my last kimono trip. A few weeks ago I went to a special exposition from Oranda-jin. I was wearing my new TL yukata from Kimonomachi, I just love those long and tall yukata. My friend Carolien was wearing her “Tale of Genji” yukata with Asanoha pattern, which she has sewn herself. Very stunning don’t you think? And our friend Mei-ing was wearing a lovely soft ayame yukata with a very stylish selfmade obi.
Hope you enjoy the photo’s (^_~) please check my Flickr account for all the photo’s
Yesterday I was able to do a lovely photoshoot for the ‘Travelling Kimono‘ (One kimono that travels to many places across the world). My fiance and I went to the ‘Zaanse Schans’, an open air museum here in Holland that has a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses. Most of the windmills were built after 1574 (*^-^*)/ Please enjoy the photos
Check here to see all the photo’s
Gofuku no Hi is a day when everyone around the world wears kimono! For me this day is a bit special. I just got back from the hospital with my mother for her results on her cancer. And there are no metastases in any of the tests!!!! We are so happy! We have lived in so much fear and stress the last couple of weeks. We still have a long way to go with an opperation next week, but we are very relieved.
May 29th is Gofuku no Hi. It is derived from the date May 29: 5-2-9 is go-fu-ku, gofuku also means traditional clothes. Because of the pronunciation, May 29th was made into an excuse to enjoy wearing kimono. Along with word of mouth, there is a Japanese Facebook event page promoting Gofuku no Hi. for more information about this event here.
This kitsuke is for my mother!
This weekend I went to Japantag in Düsseldorf with some of my friends. We stayed from friday till sunday and were able to meet with our online Immortal Geisha friends from Germany. I was able to wear two very nice kimono sets. One is my blue very chic houmongi and the other one was my pink hitoe tsubaki komon.
You can find all the photo of Japantag on my Flickr account
As for last I also have this little movie I made for you (^_~) Enjoy
I while ago I as asked to tell ‘My Kimono Story’ for i-Wabijin (international Wabijin). i-Wabijin is a online salon aiming to share the charms of the kimono with women across the world.
Please read more about i-Wabijin concept here.