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by aethyreal
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)

koneko: That haori is amazing! You could totally wear it with Western clothes as well :) Did you also use the same book for a pattern or something else?
by aethyreal
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Yukata Made Simple booklet
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Yukata Made Simple booklet

Of course! I can't guarantee I can answer them but questions welcome :bashful:
by aethyreal
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Yukata Made Simple booklet
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Yukata Made Simple booklet

My Japanese dance school put together a booklet in English on how to make a yukata and I've just finished making my second yukata using this book. The first time around, I had guidance from one of the teachers. This time around I did it independently and took notes on where I felt the book needed sl...
by aethyreal
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Round and flat obijime, how do you store them?
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Round and flat obijime, how do you store them?

I gave up on trying to keep them folded; I've got them hanging on a tie hanger in my closet instead. It works great! :sword:
by aethyreal
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Kanzashi & Haneri - how do you store them?
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Kanzashi & Haneri - how do you store them?

My kanzashi are wrapped in tissue paper and small boxes that are then put in a clear plastic box that lives in my tansu. Not ideal but it works for now :smile: I currently keep my han-eri, date-eri, and kakae-obi in a box that an expensive laptop came in (you know, the heavy kind with a smooth semi-...
by aethyreal
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Storing obiage
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Storing obiage

I've tried folding and rolling and neither worked well in my small tansu drawer. I've switched making paper tubes out of acid-free printing paper and tape, rolling the obiage up on the tube, and then securing it with a piece of yarn tied around the middle (kind of looks like the classic image of a d...
by aethyreal
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: moving your wafuku
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: moving your wafuku

I just moved a couple miles from my old place and, since it was so close, I decided to move them in their tansu drawers. Of course, I didn't let anyone ELSE move those drawers. :laugh: They fit nicely stacked across the back seat of my compact car and stacked easily at the new place while the rest o...
by aethyreal
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Hanging kimono in your closet (short-medium term storage)
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: Hanging kimono in your closet (short-medium term storage)

Kimono should be well aired before being folded so hanging them up on a kimono hanger, especially if you can do so out of direct sunlight, is a good plan. I have dance practice every week and my yukata and kimono spend at least several days hanging before folding... My practice yukata sometimes don'...
by aethyreal
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Arts
Topic: Lyrics to my OTHER test dance Kuruwa Hakkei
Replies: 0
Views: 1122

Lyrics to my OTHER test dance Kuruwa Hakkei

So, again, my Japanese is too weak for me to understand the lyrics to my dance and I was wondering if anyone would care to translate for me? :oops: 廓八景 - Kuruwa Hakkei (Eight Views of the Pleasure Quarters) *見渡せば 花の吾妻の花川戸 柳井隣(りゅうせいりん)のその昔 都の春と錦織る 唱歌眩ゆくその儘(まま)を 拙(つたな)き弦(いと)の調べ替え *名にし近江の八景を 筆のすさみに全盛の ...
by aethyreal
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Arts
Topic: Lyrics to my test dance Shiokumi
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Re: Lyrics to my test dance Shiokumi

I'd still love if anyone wanted to translate for me :oops: Not sure if it will help but here's the information on this dance available on http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/kabukikool/kabuki_program_2016_15.html Shiokumi / 汐汲 —Scooping Up Seawater— This dance was first performed in 1811 as part of...
by aethyreal
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Arts
Topic: Buyou songs - help with translation?
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: Buyou songs - help with translation?

I can't help with translation but I do have Itako Dejima in Japanese if that helps anyone else out there! I found it when I was learning Shiokumi :superhappy: 潮来出島 (Itako Dejima) 潮来出島の真菰の中に 菖蒲咲くとはしおらしい サアサよいやサア 宇治の柴船 早瀬を渡る わたしゃ君ゆえ のぼり船 サアサよいやサア 花はいろく五色に咲けど 主に見かえる花はない サアサよいやさ 花を一もと わすれて来たが 後で咲くや開くやら ...
by aethyreal
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Shichi-go-san 3yo Boy Hifu Set [IMG Heavy]
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: Shichi-go-san 3yo Boy Hifu Set [IMG Heavy]

What a cutie-pie! :love: And you did so much impressive work! Thank you for posting.