Myths and Legends Kimono Theme: Yuki Onna, Oiran Style….

OK, so I am going to a jiu jitsu event where the social has a myths and legends theme. Being kimono mad I still wanted to wear one so I needed a Japanese female character to represent. So in walks Yuki Onna.

Yuki Onna (snow woman) is a spirit or yōkai in Japanese folklore. Yuki-onna appears on snowy nights as a tall, beautiful woman with long black hair and red lips. Her inhumanly pale or even transparent skin makes her blend into the snowy landscape. She is at the same time beautiful and serene, yet ruthless in killing unsuspecting mortals.

She lures weary travellers into a snowstorm and lets them die of exposure basically and depicted as wearing a white kimono. So enough about the legend, more about the outfit.

So in white kimono-y goodness I am wearing my white ro kimono (I know summer weight in Feb, depicting a snow spirit)

Ro Hitoe

Then my trusty black corset and then over it an Oiran style front obi darari knot, probably using my stupidly long synthetic wedding obi that I got free or maybe my gold and blue fukuro for some kind of colour.

Shiro nuri with just red lips for a ghostly look and my blackish hair either just loose, or partly loose to adhere to the drawings I have seen.

I wonder if anyone will guess who I am?

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