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Kimono
08 Jan 2010 09:38:19

Today I've brought you more photos from summer Japan. But this time it's not going to be city, nature or temples. Today we have girls :D In fact Russian girls wearing Japanese kimonos. They aren't models (sorry!) - they are my friends actually, and exterior is very simple, but these are the only photos I managed to take during this kimono-event.

Let's move gradually and start with dummies. These are modern Japanese winter kimonos. It means they are solid, expensive and difficult to wear. Moreover it's impossible to put it on without the help of other person.



This pile is how kimono does look before you are going to wear it:

You can see bustle sash, sash cord and other parts of kimono.



And this is what the pile above became:




This is my kimono-sensei. It took her 20-25 minutes to fully dress me into kimono.



After I was permitted to move I went around in order to make photos of other girls. Here are some:

My roommate. One of the loveliest ladies I've ever met.



My roommate again wearing another kimono. I think, this one suits her much better.



My favorite pic together.





Unusual color, huh?



These are more cheerful colors, but personally I prefer dead ones better.





Our school administrator Mariko-san.




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Ok, enough with girls. Now, what do you think is the cutest part of a kimono? No doubt, belt! I managed to get a small collection of belts photos :) Let me show you some:









And here is mine :D


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Yap, another thing I wanted to mention is hakama or what is known to be men's kimono.





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I'm finishing with a photo of Japanese girls wearing kimonos. I should let you know they are dressed in yukata - summer kimonos, not winter ones. Yukatas are cheaper and much more simple, but still remarkably pretty.





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So, how do you like Russian girls wearing kimonos?
Do this traditional Japanese costume suit them?
Who is sweeter - Russian or Japanese girls?
I guess Japanese, kimono is their ceremonial clothes after all.
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pluvia33
pluvia33 (USA)
08 Jan 2010, 01:38:40
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Very pretty. Looks like it was a lot of fun. I think you Russian girls look very nice in your kimonos. It's nice to see the origin of your profile picture. And I totally agree with you that your roommate looks better in the second kimono. It goes very nicely with her skin tone and her dark hair makes a very nice contrast.

Yes, the kimono is traditional for Japanese girls so they do look nice in them, but personally I'd always look at it from a case-by-case point of view and from the two group photos I think I like the Russians a little more. Having traditional clothing worn my the "correct" nationality has an undeniable charm, but I also find something alluring about people wearing the clothing of a different culture. Kind of like when Japanese people wear Gothic and Victorian style cloths. ^_^
Glory
Glory (Russia)
08 Jan 2010, 10:11:25
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Thank you ~^_^~
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Kajico
Kajico (USA)
08 Jan 2010, 06:07:30
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Very lovely photos and the colors and patterns on the kimonos are beautiful, you all look very nice in them.
Glory
Glory (Russia)
08 Jan 2010, 10:11:54
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Ah, really? Thanks! *blush*
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Aimee
08 Jan 2010, 07:52:33
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My fave is the last pic from the girls' photos. And kimonos do look quite unusual and thus interesting on the Russians. The ones you and your friend are wearing suits you quite nicely imo!
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usagi_joou (Russia)
14 Jan 2010, 09:21:08
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And my fave pic is the one with "unusual color".
I thing this girl, whoever she is, is very pretty, her waving hair are especially nice.
Color scheme of the kimono suits her perfectly!

And the whole post is very-very kawai and kirei^^
I'm too old for this shit, ain't I?
Glory
Glory (Russia)
15 Jan 2010, 09:54:13
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Yeah, do agree about that girl. Nice-nice... :) Btw, she was about 15 only and planned to enter my University.
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