Gofuku no Hi 2014

Gofuku no Hi has come again! The name is derived from the date May 29th: 5-2-9 is go-fu-ku; gofuku also means traditional clothing. Because of the pronunciation, May 29th was made into an excuse to enjoy wearing kimono! There are no rules about Gofuku no Hi. Anyone can participate, wearing any kind of kimono, at any location! It is simply an international day of wearing and enjoying kimono πŸ™‚

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I have been trying to wear this particular kimono for years. It was one of the first kimono I ever bought, and is the one that got me into loving Taisho-era long sleeves and meisen. I could never quite coordinate it correctly, though. I’m glad I finally got the chance!

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My hair was mayyybbbe styled after my favorite singer, Florence and the Machine‘s music video for their song “Spectrum”. Just maybe.

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