At last! I’ve obtained not one but two summer kimono that aren’t yukata!!! I’m so excited to finally have appropriate summer ensembles!
First is an synthetic Ro silk komon, which I fell in love with because I didn’t have anything so sweet and feminine in my collection. I’m pretty sure the flower motif is nadeshiko and another variation I haven’t identified yet. I paired it with my off-white summer hakata fukuro, and a open weave plum obijime. It gave off such a cool feeling! So very different from my usual bold and wild colors. I figured it was time for something soft and sweet.
The second one is a summer sha houmongi with gorgeous wave and water patterns! ((I think it’s sha since it doesn’t have the horizontal open weave that Ro does so…yes?)) Another dream kimono I thought I’d never own! I love wave motifs and finally this beauty appeared! I paired this kimono with a Ro fukuro, with gold tachibana, butterfly and pine kamon motif. The obijime I wasn’t sure about since its so dark but I still have limited colors in that accessory, but I figured it matched the dark blues well.