It rained all day today, so please forgive the indoor shots. I wanted to wear my green hikizuri again, and I wasn’t going to let a little bit of weather stop me!
This is only the second time I’ve ever worn hikizuri (trailing kimono)….and I’m not convinced that I’m doing it right lol. I tried to make the hem fall nicely and make the hikizuri nice and tight around my thighs so it would sweep out on the bottom like it’s supposed to, but it’s much harder than it looks!
Also, I wore an easy collar with no juban (under kimono) because even though it was raining, it was also very muggy and hot. For that same reason, I wore a wig instead of trying to get my wild hair tamed today lol.
I tried tying otaiko and bunko musubi with this obi, but it didn’t want to cooperate! So I ended up tying yanagi musubi, which is worn by Tokyo geisha. I didn’t tie it the correct way though, because I was frustrated at the time and forgot how to tie it correctly lol! (Shhh!) >_<
And now holding it up off the ground (Historically, geisha hold the hem with the left hand, while holding the hem in the right hand was used by prostitutes. So it’s important to make sure which hand you hold it in lol!):