Sunday, March 4, 2012

Houmongi Photoshoot - Spring is Here!

This is a fun spring shoot I did recently with my favorite photographer Courtney Brown, featuring a formal houmongi kimono, distinguishable by its uninterrupted design across the body's seams. My kitsuke is far from perfect, but I had a great time. Thank you, Courtney, for all your hard work! :D

The crane pattern is auspicious and multi-seasonal, I believe, and as the kimono's awase (lined) it's technically appropriate from around October-May. I paired it with a cream, red and gold fukuro obi and green accessories to give it a spring feeling. This sort of outfit would be appropriate for young/younger adult women at formal events, like nice parties, wedding receptions, etc.

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