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The Kimono That Started Wafuku.co.uk

The kimono below is the one that started it all. My daughter bought herself this antique Japanese kimono and, when I saw it, I had to have one. Then another. Then another...

On the wild flower lawn.

On the front lawn.

On the old swing.

A flash of red sleeve lining.

Beside the Japanese acers.

Relishing the sunshine.

The pink sash she has on is one she made to wear with that kimono. Traditionally, kimonos are worn with an obi, obiage (an obi scarf worn round the top of the obi, threaded through the knot at the back and helping to hold it in position) and an obijime (an obi cord, worn around the centre of the obi, also threaded through the knot at the back to help hold it in place)

Shown below worn with a traditional Japanese obi, obiage and obijime.

Obis are designed to make this kneeling, back view look beautiful

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