Every year, it’s tradition for our family to take family photos in our living room in kimonos. My mom is trained in classical Okinawan dancing and thanks to her, she is able to assemble us in these beautiful kimonos at the start of every year. Some kimonos are from her own collection, some have been given to us from other family members. Meet my sister! The kimonos we’re wearing are made from silk, and there is SO much that goes into just wearing these properly. You can’t tell, but I’m wearing like six or seven ties in total sucking me in, its the Japanese equivalent to a corset. The long sleeves are only worn for special occasions, and in Japan, turning 20 is when you officially become an adult. Thus, my extremely long sleeves.
There is so much intricacy in the print, the obi, and the overall construction of these kimonos.This wasn’t exactly a “fashion” post, but hopefully you all still enjoy it. The lighting was really difficult to work with inside, but it didn’t turn out too bad!