Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Big Hello to New Visitors

If you got here today from my "Real or Fake" or "Draw Better Kimono" tutorial from DeviantArt, welcome! I've been collecting kimono for over ten years and lived in Japan for almost five. I blog mostly about kimono but occasionally other traditional aspects of Japan as well. If you're looking for something in particular, all of my entries except the oldest have tags and you can use the search bar over on the right.

If you don't find what you're after, feel free to drop me a note and I'll help if I can. Thanks and have a great day!

(For my regular visitors, I was recognized today with a Daily Deviation over on DeviantArt for one of my kimono tutorials posted a few entries back, which basically means that tutorial is one of their showcase images for the day. It's really awesome they did that and I'm very thankful to dA for the honor!)


Kelly Maple said...

DeviantArt was how I found your blog. I started from your first post from 2010, and have read every very single one. Please keep blogging! ^.^

Christina said...

Oh, wow! Thank you so much!!! :D (I check for comments once a week so I just saw yours.) I'm glad you like the blog, and please feel free to ask if you have any questions about anything or have a request for a post, and I'll do it if I can. :)

Kelly Maple said...

Hmmm... A request for posts? Well, aside from my favourite series, 'Common motifs', I've been wondering for a while no, when are the best times to catch clearance sales at second-hand kimono shops? Do you think they'd be more likely to have kimono for tall people with large 'wingspans' at these times?

I'm moving to Kyoto in 2014, and when that time comes I want to build up a big collection of Komon, so I can wear them every single day. I know people like that are rare these days, and it's even more rare among gaijin, but I personally think that's a real tragedy. ^.^