Lately, I've been running two households, not just one. I barely had the strength to run the one that I live in, and now I have to find energy to help family out. It's leaving me with very little energy to update, but I hope not to abandon this! I do want to say again, Thank You SOOO MUCH to everyone who has offered to help with the Onihide Project! Right now, Flickr is extending his account until 2013.
Recently, I got four packages from Japan.
I can probably also wear it as a monochrome outfit with my khaki and blue maru obi as well, which was part of my wedding ensemble (which is a story in itself). Although, I think now that I've gotten so tall, it may not fit as well as I expected. Hopefully I can sort that out with a tasteful pair of boots and a Taisho-style obi, or at least, a stylish obi musubi. I may need some pale blue accessories, if I don't decide to go the other way and do tan + tan + dark green + deep red.
The second package was pretty good. I can always trust the seller to ship quickly and have it arrive safely. I didn't do good measurements on myself though, so the tabi I ordered were too big! Ack! And they looked so nice. So, I have a pair of brand-new 25CM white formal tabi to sell! They are a little stretchy on the uppers, with four tabs to hold them shut. They are $18 including shipping, which is what I paid for them. Otherwise, the eri-shin were smooth plastic, unlike the kind I had previously purchased. I haven't used either one yet, but I'll see how they work out. I've been working on eliminating plastics from my life as best as I can, so I'm not sure what I'll do with them.
Here's the question:
What kimono should I wear the dragon obi with? Should I go for something dark blue? An iromuji? Look for something with wave patterns? Or something green to match the small details?