Monday, August 8, 2011

Ichiroya: Gorgeous Black Houmongi!

For Westerners new to kimono, many expect all kimono to be covered in cherry blossoms or other super-Japanese motifs, to the point that some suspect "non-Japanese-motif = fake".

While traditional Japanese motifs are found on a lot of kimono, there are plenty that feature more "modern", abstract, or neutral designs and are most definitely real kimono. :)

Below is a beautiful example of such, recently posted on Ichiroya: I'd buy it but it's a smidge too short for me!

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