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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)
http://missmyloko.tumblr.com/post/15510 ... tif-part-1

Part 2: Bamboo (all seasons)
http://missmyloko.tumblr.com/post/15533 ... tif-part-2

Part 3: Plum (October - May, esp. January and February)
http://missmyloko.tumblr.com/post/15605 ... tif-part-3

Geisha-kai Hikizuri patterns
... for May
http://geisha-kai.tumblr.com/post/20714261432

... for July and August
http://geisha-kai.tumblr.com/post/28712787019

... in Autumn
http://geisha-kai.tumblr.com/post/36068782841

Blog post on the seasonality of colour combinations
https://wafuku.wordpress.com/2011/05/15 ... binations/

72 microseasons of Japan (this is without colours but interesting to have this in the background)
http://www.nippon.com/en/features/h00124/

"the traditional colours of Japan" -> search for "Kimono" and you have a short list of Months, Motifs and colours through the year
https://www.tofugu.com/japan/color-in-japan/

Traditional colour chart with japanese names
http://www.colordic.org/w/

A little more info on the same topic: Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tradition ... s_of_Japan

"Kimono Seasons--What to wear when" basically talks about the types of fabric.
Quote:
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

http://blog.livedoor.jp/auberginefleur/ ... 35745.html

"Ready, set, Kimono!" has a couple of blog entries about Kimono motifs
https://readysetkimono.com/category/motifs/


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

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

http://www.kanaiya.co.jp/mame/08-03.gara.htm

http://www.kimonoclub.info/


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