Happy Valentine’s Day!

Well, if you’re single and don’t wanna mope around like the rest of the people on Facebook…you dress up in kimono and go out on the town!

I decided to do a 1920s-30s theme, and I finally got to use the Taisho-era obi that I bought from Naomi no Kimono Asobi!




The city I visited has some beautiful 19th century buildings, churches and monuments.


front tree b

There was some ground lights nearby so I had some fun with dramatic lighting.

front shadow

side light


11 Comments Add yours

  1. You always look great, but this look is FABULOUS. That Taisho-jidai obi is to die for, and that hat really makes the outfit!

    1. Thank you so much! When I saw the obi, I just knew that I had to buy it for this outfit. The hat kept blowing off during the photoshoot lol, so I ended up chasing it all over the downtown area! 😉

  2. Hello Michelle! It’s a long time that I haven’t comment on your blog. I’m always surprised when I come here, cause you have a real sense to find your own elegance. This taisho roman look is perfect on you. Sometime it looks like dramatic like you were a heroine of an old movie. You changed something…maybe your hair?
    Anyway, you are a lovely taisho Valentine! ❤
    Soreja mata ne! ❤

    1. Aw, why thank you! (=^.^=) You’re words are very kind! ❤

      Yes, I changed my hair, but this for this outfit I am actually wearing a wig lol! Now i have black hair and bangs in real life. 🙂

      I am in love with old-time Taisho Roman style! (As you can see haha)

      Hope to see you around, and see you wear more kimono soon!

  3. charlie kennedy says:

    i love the kimono and obi they look so beautiful . on an unrelated topic though i was wondering if you had already done the maiko henshin that you were planning to do ? or if you were still to do it. i’d love to see it.

    1. Thanks! I have not yet done the henshin photos, I still need the obiage and the oshiroi makeup before I’ll do them. I’m slowly but surely making progress though! I’ll be sure to post them here when I do dress up. 🙂

      1. charlie kennedy says:

        thank you 🙂 im really excited to see it

  4. k says:

    You coordinated colors in the same type, which made you look mature. And, you made a modern taste by wearing a nit cap and shoes. Great style!

    1. Thanks so much! (I hope i am not too mature-looking for my age haha!) 😉

  5. Mei says:

    Your kitsuke skills are so amazing! You look so unruffled and elegant. Your clothes stay in place perfectly. 😀 Do you have any tips for keeping your kimono so neat looking? (Especially under the obi). I’m especially curious if you ever posted a how-to-wear-kimono post somewhere (I can’t find such a tag on your blog. This could be because I cannot find a list of your tags)

    You look amazing! I love your blog and your kimono.

    1. Aw, thank you very much! ❤ To make sure everything is neat under your obi, you want to move wrinkles to the side and make sure that everything is tied tightly with a koshihimo and datejime on top so that the fabric doesn't move. I don't have any how-to-wear kimono tutorials, but one of my friends does have a very excellent video series on youtube on how to wear kimono that I hope can help: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAlks97wYxdUwN29eodb0vw 🙂

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