Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Geisha Motif Obi at Ichiroya

Geisha, while often seen in paintings and occasionally haori jacket linings, don't often make it onto kimono or fabrics, or at least they don't from what I've seen. (That's one likely way to tell a fake "tourist kimono", actually, as the makers at times slap geisha all over them because they're a famous enough symbol of Japan to appeal to foreign tourists.)

So I was surprised to see this geisha Nagoya obi in one of Ichiroya's most recent updates. At $98 I won't be getting it myself, but thought it was one of the nicer examples of geisha on an authentic kimono piece. :)

Photos copyright Ichiroya and used with permission.

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