Kimono de Jack is an event for people who love kimono and need more reasons to wear it 🙂
Feel free to join us in one of our little outings, we always welcome new faces. Alternatively, why not organise one yourself and then let us know about.
Happy Kimono Wearing ^_^
*Although Kimono de Jack in itself is free and there is not charge to attend, some (or all) members choose to go places that might require a payment. If you would like to participate in these optional events during Kimono de Jack, please make sure you bring enough funds to cover the payments. Usually, these places or events will be listed in the description. If not, then at least plan on getting lunch with everyone.*
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either way, we want to join all kimono lovers in UK
Lyuba from Strawberry Kimono will be leaving the UK next year so we decided to do a Sakuran cosplay en masse as this is her favourite kimono dress up theme.
I don’t normally cosplay but hey, always up for a challenge! So this is my outfit:
A lengthened odori kimono with padded underlayer (hitoe), a hitoe green and silver ichimitsu odori obi and a massive padded melon collar! I decided a full uchikake would be too arduous so I have gone for a black sha kimono as a coat.
I have a pipe and okobo too 🙂 I need to make matching tabi 🙂
So for KDJ March we are back in London again (sorry we will have some more up norf events next) to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum. Home to a wonderful selection of costume history including kimono 🙂
Getting close. Only 15 days left of 2011. Time to be strict with my kimono resolutions!
1. No more kimono – nada, nothing, nichts, niets…..ZERO actual kimono to be purchased in 2012.
2. No more OBI either….
3. 1 x long kimono coat to be aquired
4. 3 x very fancy and expensive obiage/obijime sets to be had. When I say expensive we are looking at a £100 budget each. One red/white, one red/black and one a damn fancy colour. I will checkout yahoo auctions before I go for brand new of course.
5. Synthetic Mans kimono set.
and that’s it – for the whole of 2012. I am directing money at things I have been hankering for over past 18 months, as well as a summer trip volunteering in Japan which will put me back £1200 probably.
My husband and I are saving for a really nice tourist trip to Japan for 10 days (Tokyo and Kyoto) so I need to be very VERY good with my money.
Also my need to further myself with the Japanese language will also trump kimono purchases.
Resolution No.6 – A dreaded resolution that involves clearing out and selling off kimono I know I will not wear. My style is starting to define itself a lot more and previous purchases are not in tune…..so I will part ways with them!
*The photo is from the recent Kimono De Jack at the Birmingham Christmas Markets.