Thursday, September 17, 2015

Going Back to Blog Posts

Hey everyone,
I've had my kimono blog for almost six years now, and I've done everything from posting there to doing live educational seminars at conventions to this latest experiment, regular Youtube videos. Thank you for your support through all of it! grin emotico
I've really enjoyed making these videos the last couple of months, but to be completely honest they've taken a lot longer than I thought they would and between them and my job (I'm a teacher and school is back in session) they are taking up just about all of my free time.
So while it's been fun, I'm going to go back to blog posts and such for now when I can, and possibly return to video making next summer break. This will also give me a chance to work on some more in-depth translations that I haven't been able to get around to finishing.
Thanks again for being awesome, and as always please let me know if you ever have any kimono questions. I'll be happy to help if I can.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Video: Japanese Family Crests and Kimono

A quick introduction to Japanese family crests and their use in kimono, with special guest star Cat! He is very bad at being quiet when he wants your attention, and shutting him out of the room will just make him grab the bottom of the door with his paws and bang it in its frame. lol So I decided to try to have some fun with him being in the background. Thanks for watching!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

15 Classic Japanese Kimono Motifs

I had a lot of fun making last week's seasonal motif video, so this week's video is 15 classic Japanese motifs that are typically year-round ones.