So this is what I chose to wear.
I forgot my camera Friday and Saturday, so the photos are from my phone and not so great.
The black kimono is pretty formal and the fabric is very fine, and sheer.
It was part of the box of kimono I received a few months ago, as was the obi.
The fabric is called sharo and is very soft with an amazing drape, but still looks quite crisp.
I wore this on Friday night, with a cream colored embroidered summer obi that also came from the same box.
|In the dressing room|
Saturday I wore the leaf patterned kimono and blue obi, we got rained out that night, but it takes us so long to get ready with the makeup and costumes, we had to get ready just in case. We were all dressed and made up, and it was raining pretty hard. We had to cancel. Last time some of the dancers got stuck on the stage during a storm and when we walked back to the dressing room the kimono got water stained, and ruined.
|In the dressing room, with Fujima Ikunojo dressed and ready.|
Sunday I wore the willow pattern and brought a yellow/gold obi that was a gift from Sensei.
I saw a young couple that wore kimono to the festival, the guy had a ponytail and wore a black kimono and leggings and zori. He had a very definite style, very contemporary and unique. It's good to see the interpretation of tradition with a personal style.