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 Post subject: Kimono seasonality ressources (colour and motifs)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:50 am 
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This forum kinda lacks infos on kimono seasonality... and I often see Geiko pictures and wonder when they were taken. After all, I can't judge by their kanzashi. So here's a collection on infos about colour and motifs.

"What's in a Kimono?"
Part 1: Pine (all seasons, mostly winter) ... tif-part-1

Part 2: Bamboo (all seasons) ... tif-part-2

Part 3: Plum (October - May, esp. January and February) ... tif-part-3

Geisha-kai Hikizuri patterns
... for May

... for July and August

... in Autumn

Blog post on the seasonality of colour combinations ... binations/

72 microseasons of Japan (this is without colours but interesting to have this in the background)

"the traditional colours of Japan" -> search for "Kimono" and you have a short list of Months, Motifs and colours through the year

Traditional colour chart with japanese names

A little more info on the same topic: Wikipedia ... s_of_Japan

"Kimono Seasons--What to wear when" basically talks about the types of fabric.
At the bare minimum, you need three kimonos, if you want to wear kimono all year long.

1. Winter lined awase from mid-October to mid-May
2. Unlined plain-weave hitoe for June and September
3. Ro (leno-weave gauze) for July and August ... 35745.html

"Ready, set, Kimono!" has a couple of blog entries about Kimono motifs

 Post subject: Re: Kimono seasonality ressources (colour and motifs)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:36 pm 
The Okasan
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This topic is a good idea :). I will to post here when I find interesting articles from now.

(Of course, I'm the same stéfan2009 than the other account of the same name which is now over due to a little problem ^^;)

My avatar is a photo taken by Canonplanet :

 Post subject: Re: Kimono seasonality ressources (colour and motifs)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:44 pm 
Senior Maiko
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These sites are wonderful

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