Well, today I gave a lecture on geisha and kimono to my university’s East Asian Civilization students who were taking the summer course. I was so nervous, but at the same time excited!!! It went really well, I brought all my maiko hikizuri and my darari obi to show off, and wore kimono to display how they look when worn. (Hey, any excuse to wear kimono is a good excuse, right?) No pics of the lecture, sadly. My camera was left at home.
So, because I was going to be speaking to a class, I at first thought to wear my “Rainbow Cottage” houmongi….but then the weather today was 95F. (gah) Waaay to hot to wear anything but ro, and even that was pushing it! So I decided to go with a water-themed komon and obi to evoke a sense of coolness that I definitely was not feeling haha. This is another outfit I’ve been planning ever since I started collecting kimono, it’s the first time I’ve worn a fully ro outfit. It’s more subdued (I like to think?) than what I normally wear, at least in the accessory department.
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