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by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Tahanala

There are several kinds and if I'm not mistaken, they are called maezashi. The most distinctive one is the jade tsunagi-dango (linked dumples) worn only by Gion Kobu maiko under 20.
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Kuronya Wonderful thread... I am a crafty girl and I love those little handmade artpieces I LOVE the blue dragonfly kanzashi It's my first post here, I mainly follow flickr and already spammed on some of your photostream ... mainly ewoodham one :) About the strange charm she posted... looks like a ...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

American Taikomochi

ewoodham, - Oh my how on earth did you get that lovely kanzashi?
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

SuperGrouper I adore all of these! I loved the red goldfish one so much that I tried making one - it turned out so cute! Thanks everyone for posting these great unique ones, they are so inspiring! Goldfish: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?li ... d=32116566 +faved. If only I weren't broke... TT...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

sakura_dancer

I adore all of these! I loved the red goldfish one so much that I tried making one - it turned out so cute! Thanks everyone for posting these great unique ones, they are so inspiring!

Goldfish: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?li ... d=32116566
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

SuperGrouper I love these snowflake kanzashi: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/3063656817_18d89b50b2_m.jpg moonblossom : That compass one just screams "steampunk!" to me. I love it... The world needs more streampunk kitsuke... The goldfish and nami-chidori ones are great too- as is the "crescent...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

moonblossom If I had hair, I would be lusting over this one. A bat! http://www.japanese-antiques.jp/eBayitem/Y/Y810.JPG I'm not sure, but this looks like a compass? ## image needed ## Has anyone ever seen a lobster kanzashi? ## image needed ## I would love to see a lobster made with tsumami.
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Matsuhide Yet another beautiful fuji on Mamehana... she knows how to pick em :lovelove
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And I love this sakura on Mameharu, very cute with the full blossoms among the shidare.
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by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

ewoodham I was lurking and noticed this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/geisha_in_gion/suzuha.jpg from left to right is Suzuha wearing it during sakkou, Kotoha's erikae, and Wakana's erikae. all the tama geiko have worn it at some point I am sure, but I find suzuha wearing it a little bizza...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Kira M.M.

given that I have a thing for water...

I really LIKE this... now if only I could figure out how to make one.

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by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

ewoodham This thread cannot die, it's too fabulous! star & crescent? Anyone else think of sailor moon? :lovelove I am also obsessed with the shamisen head! What a great little detail! Since it's May, in honor of this, may I please request pictures of fuji kanzashi? Every single one is stunning imo!
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Umeshizu Considering hanakanzashi aren't a part of geiko regalia, I doubt it. After all, the whole idea of graduating to "adult" geisha is that you no longer need to rely on your flashy hairdo, furisode, tsumami-kanzashi, etc, since your skills are supposed to be honed enough to be the only adornme...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Tahanala Considering hanakanzashi aren't a part of geiko regalia, I doubt it. After all, the whole idea of graduating to "adult" geisha is that you no longer need to rely on your flashy hairdo, furisode, tsumami-kanzashi, etc, since your skills are supposed to be honed enough to be the only adornme...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Umeshizu

This topic is great !
I was wondering will Kotoha wear such rare kanzashi like she did as a maiko? I mean it is hard to wear something diffrent when you become a geiko ..
What do you think?
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Maiko_of_Kyoto

Sugoi~! I'm so delighted by all the responces on this topic!! Please keep posting pictures!! :lovelove
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Ems With regards to the writing on that kanzashi, it seems to be written in kana, but I can't figure out the fourth character. It's odd because they seem to be using the archaic character "we." (Although I'm terrible at reading cursive writing...) "We" and "wi," along with a bunch of hentaigana, we...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

hibana Is this thread meant to be maiko-only? I've got lots of pictures of really unusual kanzashi, but none of them are maiko-specific as far as I can tell. Nope, it doesn't have to be related to Maiko only, I'd love to see those other kanzashi pics you have!! ^^ I know this is supposed to be a su...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Maiko_of_Kyoto
hibana wrote:Is this thread meant to be maiko-only? I've got lots of pictures of really unusual kanzashi, but none of them are maiko-specific as far as I can tell.
Nope, it doesn't have to be related to Maiko only, I'd love to see those other kanzashi pics you have!! ^^
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Kikuyo I forgot to put this in to my last post. But this GoldenPhoenix's kanzashi really is one of the most stunning kanzashi I've ever seen: http://kurokami-kanzashi.deviantart.com/art/Ryuu-sama-Kanzashi-Set-85099360 You beat me to it! This is definately one of my favorite kanzashi ever. The goldf...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

REICHERU

Love love love this one
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and I know they are common, but i love this willow kanzashi the jr. maiko wear
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by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

hibana

Is this thread meant to be maiko-only? I've got lots of pictures of really unusual kanzashi, but none of them are maiko-specific as far as I can tell.
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

ewoodham
Akamatsu_Ayako wrote: And, Ewoodham-san, do you happen to have photos of this okiya? I'm so excited to see the names on it. :D
Here are some I took this summer:

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by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Akamatsu_Ayako

Thanks Tahanala-san! Now, I know I have much to learn about this whole kanzashi thing. I almost mistook those ume blooms as sakura! :oops:

And, Ewoodham-san, do you happen to have photos of this okiya? I'm so excited to see the names on it. :D
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

ewoodham I also noticed that she is wearing the same collar as that of Mamehana in the topmost picture of this thread. Are both of them from... er... Ninben? (Yeah, I'm not sure if it's Ninben or some such thing...) They are from the same okiya. It's call the Ninben, and spelled like this: イ just イ.
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Tahanala

It is a bundle of freshly-opened ume blossoms. Cute!
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Akamatsu_Ayako This particular one struck me most... ## Image needed ## Cute kanzashi always go with cute maiko! Anyway... it's a shame I do not know what this motif is! :coy: I also noticed that she is wearing the same collar as that of Mamehana in the topmost picture of this thread. Are both of t...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Ems Ditto on the cicadas, ikisavvy . A couple years ago my area was "graced" by hordes and hordes of 17-year cicadas. I thought they were awesome, but my step mom and a lot of my friends were simply horrified. The seagulls actually flew 10 or 15 miles inland and were eating the bugs out of the air ...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

ikisavvy I love that cicada kanzashi! As someone who grew up in the woods, I was right in the thick of a cicada summer one year (there were other shorter-time-span varieties, but in smaller numbers) and it was quite a spectacle! It was a total nuisance, the din was absolutely deafening, it truly so...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

hibana

Oh! I found some awesome non-traditional kanzashi on YJA some time ago- will post pics when I can dig them out.
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Maiko_of_Kyoto I'd like to know if we limit ourselves to maiko/geisha kanzashi, given the forum the post is in, or if all kanzashi will be brought in. I wouldn't really mind if this topic kinda floated out to normal kanzashi as well as Maiko/Geiko ones as well ^^ I only created this topic so that I...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Tengoku

I forgot to put this in to my last post. But this GoldenPhoenix's kanzashi really is one of the most stunning kanzashi I've ever seen:
http://kurokami-kanzashi.deviantart.com ... t-85099360
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Risha

I am so in love with all these kanzashi!
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Tahanala The artist who did these last ones has the username xgeishax here. I'd like to know if we limit ourselves to maiko/geisha kanzashi, given the forum the post is in, or if all kanzashi will be brought in. Also, I really like the simple nami-chidori Mamechika wore with her hanabi one. Yes, lo...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Ems

Oh my goodness, I love that goldfish one! I want to try to make one now...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

buyoka

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I'm partial to my dragonfly kanzashi I bought at Ikuokaya in Gion. Funny thing was, when Andrew and I were walking there - I even said, if there is a dragonfly kanzashi, I'm buying it.
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Tengoku I love that Kotoha's nami-chidori kanzashi. I want one too. :droolbunny: I love, love, love willow kanzashis: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbphotography/1129725726/ Ichiwaka: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23314901@N06/2683987473/ This is a faiko but her kanzashi is lovely: http://www.flickr....
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Tahanala

A brand new one... Koai!
(OK, it was taken long ago, but was freshly uploaded on Flickr today.)
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by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

hibana

I love that photo of Konomi with botan posted by Tahanala! It's one of my favorite maiko photos ever. :)

Several of the unusual summer ones are Gion Matsuri kanzashi.
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Akamatsu_Ayako

Actually, Fujika-san's geimei was Kocho.
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

ikisavvy

Oh my goodness goodness goodness, that chidori-nami kanzashi is the JAM!! How adorable, that's completely just become my favorite kanzashi I've seen :D
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Tahanala It looks like you're right. She also is wearing two ogi kanzashi, so it is indeed her misedashi. Twice right earns you a free cookie! Tsumami butterflies: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3381/3220072077_685d836a8c_o.jpg Mamefusa: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3536/3220064221_14c9659667_o.j...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Umekiko
This one stumps me. I'm pretty certain it is a sakko one, but I cannot figure out what it represents!
I think this is Ichitama of Pontocho (I think she quit). I believe this is her misedashi kimono and her kanzashi is a wheel of very tiny cranes. :)
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

SONGBIRD516 Here's a pic that seems to show the same treasure ship kanzashi- I saved it because the kimono was so pretty, but even though the kanzashi is small in the pic, it's pretty obviously the same one. http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n85/songbird516/22.jpg and here's a large pic of the sam...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

KatyCrayon

Fukunao with some lovely June kanzashi:
http://flickr.com/photos/mshades/527523656/

I love this butterfly kanzashi that Ichimame is wearing:
http://flickr.com/photos/mboogiedown/529662072/
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

ewoodham http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/geisha_in_gion/Marigolds.jpg I own Suzuha's sakkou kanzashi in the above post, but I would like Koiku's even more: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/geisha_in_gion/koiku.jpg The most divine peony ever made: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Jaki-san :D *squee* i love this thread, so much inspiration! this photo isn't mine so please, if you know whose it is i'll remove it: white and purple twisted kiku: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/3219357949_27a4f9128d.jpg?v=0 i love these, the colours are so rich: http://farm2.static.flickr.co...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Maiko_of_Kyoto

Ahh daffodill is spring kanzashi.. come to think of it they would be in spring.. whoops ^^;
But anyway, these are all so beautiful kanzashi! Thanks for posting them!!
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Tahanala

Daffodils are spring kanzashi, so you wouldn't see them by ro-season. I have posted another picture of tsumami narcissus right above.

Oh, yes, and Ichimame of Pontochô's sakko bamboo shots:
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by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Tahanala More: Hisano with michiyuki pine for sakko: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3082/3219293333_78d6fa2289.jpg Konomi with round, pastel kiku: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/3220143618_9a9dc8535d_o.jpg White spider kiku. I had once seen it in white-and-purple, but stupidly didn't save the ...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Maiko_of_Kyoto Sugoi!!! All these kanzashi are so pretty :D Gardenia on Ayakazu (July?): To me that look somewhat like a daffodill, although I have no idea if there's even such thing as a daffodill kanzashi xD Susuki? Definatley Susuki ^^ I've seen it before once :] And just on that faiko while we'...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
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Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Tahanala The third one is Komomo's sakko kanzashi, she said in her book that it was specially designed by a Tokyo kanzashi artist. Ichimitsu , this is a blue asagao, August kanzashi for senior maiko. Three years ago, nearly all tama-girls had 'em. I really like this one, but have no idea which occa...
by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

Re: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Ichimitsu

I had never seen this one on another Maiko.

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by Kanzashi Yume
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen
Replies: 60
Views: 4983

The most stunning/unusual/one-of-a-kind kanzashi you've seen

Maiko_of_Kyoto (If this post isn't meant to be here please move it ^^) I just wanted to see what kinds of unusual/kawaii/etc/etc kanzashi there was out there :) Here's my contribution: I never fail to just sit there and stare at this fuji kanzashi.. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k297/ppppp_010/...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

EruwaedhielElleth You may have already found what you need, but I figured I'd throw in what I know, just in case anyone here still needs a good hairpin source. I buy 4" prong hairpins from a shop on Etsy. It's the only source of these hairpins I've been able to find so far, so I really hope they ke...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

Sarcasm-hime I found some hairpins on the Toho Shoji website (they have a store in NYC): http://www.tohoshoji-ny.com/ (in the metal findings section) They look about the same size as the Hobby Lobby ones, which are smaller than the heavier/longer ones that Zipangu Treasures used to carry, but bette...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

sweet'nsassy

I am late to the game on this one, but Hobby Lobby does sell pins similar to the ones Zipangu sold. You can find them in the jewelry making department.
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

attackofdameepits

Yes! Ookini! Now I can get to making my June Maiko set! :kawaii: It is really, really helpful!
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

cuttlefishlove

Ooh, that tutorial is REALLY useful! Thank you so much Wisteria_Gardens ...now I can make some traditional style kanzashi!!
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

Sarcasm-hime Those wire guardians are meant for protecting flexible necklace wire; I think they'd be far too small/delicate for hairpins. For my prongs, I use a heavy-gauge wire and simply bend it into the U-shape (with narrower section at the top) using pliers, so it's all one piece. It's good for...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

Lumikettu Wisteria_Gardens Thank you!! PandaHall is selling these: http://www.pandahall.com/wholesale/wire-guardian/71934.html?p=homeimg=PD20120214 http://img.pandahall.com/photos1/K/K/300_300_KK437-NF.jpg (the horseshoe shaped item) I wonder if they would work if longer hairpins are in need...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

Wisteria_Gardens

I promised a help-out tutorial on this one. I know the effect may look horrible, but... It works for me!

http://www.mediafire.com/?vfqiof2k38u70ll

Enjoy :)
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

Lumikettu

Wisteria_Gardens That would be wonderful if you could do that! Thank you!
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

Wisteria_Gardens

Lumikettu, would you like me to make some kind of tutorial? I won't be making any hairpins for my recent projects, but I may sketch out out
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

Lumikettu

Sarcasm-hime those are the hairpins I mean! Thank you for the advice.

Wisteria_gardens thank you!
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

Wisteria_Gardens

I take a hairpin like that or similar and glue or solder a prong to it ^^

Make sure the glue is a heavy-duty glue for metals, even better solder the wires together :)
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

Sarcasm-hime

You mean the long two-prong metal hairpins? Zipangu Treasures used to sell them but they've disappeared. I just make my own now out of heavy-gauge wire.
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Help please

Kouhiko

I'm interested in this too. I've looked in craft and hair and beauty stores but can't find them. Or what to call them to look them up online?
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Help please
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Help please

Lumikettu

I'm interested about how/where people find the hairpins to which attach the kanzashi? Is it a normal hairpin you get from a store or do you make one yourself somehow...?
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kanzashi Documentary
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Kanzashi Documentary

kawaiiclare The way those captions were, you were much better off guessing what they were saying. I only understand a bit of Japanese, but even my limited knowledge of the language was more helpful than those captions lol. Still, I think it gives a great inside look as to how the more intricate kan...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kanzashi Documentary
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Kanzashi Documentary

Sarcasm-hime

Ah, memories! That's the video series I watched to teach myself kanzashi-making way back in the days before YouTube. There were no subtitles so I just had to guess... :)
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kanzashi Documentary
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Kanzashi Documentary

kawaiiclare I think this is the right place to put this! Browsing YouTube, I came across this documentary. I thought it was great; the kanzashi are gorgeous and the English captions are hilariously wrong. I hope this hasn't been posted before. I didn't find it with the search, but you know I think ...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kanzashi for mature persons???
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Kanzashi for mature persons???

hellokitty8182

rubyminky I have a purple pair of tiny kanzashi that live on my dresser along with a huge 10cm dark red one made from some scarf material which I normally wear on the top of my top of my plait.
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kanzashi for mature persons???
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Kanzashi for mature persons???

rubyminky

HelloKitty, I had a look at your Etsy shop and the heart shaped ones are nice and subtle without being 'OMGLOLI'mAMaikoLOL!?!!' - they'd tone in well with quieter outfits :)
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kanzashi for mature persons???
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Kanzashi for mature persons???

rubyminky

I would wear that in a heartbeat, SuzumeOdori!
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kanzashi for mature persons???
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Kanzashi for mature persons???

SuzumeOdori Poking around with different search terms in Google, it looks like the older you get, the smaller and more sedate your hair decorations get. For women in their late 20s-30s, I'm seeing some women with a large Western-style flower, but just one flower only and not in neon colors, and a f...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kanzashi for mature persons???
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Kanzashi for mature persons???

hellokitty8182

I suppose it depends on what you are confident in wearing.

I'm 30 and for everyday wear, I tend to stick to smaller and/or subdue coloured tsumami kanzashi. However for special occasion I will wear kanzashi with short falls and I generally match them to my outfit.
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kanzashi for mature persons???
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Kanzashi for mature persons???

rubyminky This is a good topic - I'd like to hear other people's suggestions! What sort of age are you? I'm 32 and I think I look rather funny in kanzashi :oops: First off, I'd suggest staying away from bright colours, especially pink and red with their childish connotations. Design-wise, the 'fall...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kanzashi for mature persons???
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Kanzashi for mature persons???

sinivuokko

Most make here kanzashi that suit better to younger persons. What kind of kanzashi could be done for more mature women?
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Need some advice about glue.
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Need some advice about glue.

Wisteria_Gardens I use rice glue, thout it's tricky, Try using other brands of water-soluble glue maybe? Wikol or some other? Also, check if the layer is glue is at least 3mm, don't wipe the excess amount and let the petals rest for 30min on the board. And not hot glue? The problem of using hot glu...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Need some advice about glue.
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Need some advice about glue.

Cicada 13 In your place, I'd use the hot glue. One of the things that bugs me about rice glue is that it's sensitive to water, and I don't like the idea of my hard work being undone by a muggy day or an unexpected rain. On the other hand, I'm happy to do all sorts of freestyle new-technology stuff ...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Need some advice about glue.
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Need some advice about glue.

Oboe Passion Ughhhhhh.... :cry: I've been trying for several weeks now to get these to work the traditional way. My rice glue seems equally as good whether sushi rice or normal long grain. It only works while still lumpy - as soon as I put it in the blender it wont even hold the petals on the board...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi

yanagi When I used to sell kanzashi, I found that the most effective photographs were shot like food. That means: - Bright, natural (or natural-looking), diffuse light without dark shadows - use a reflector to fill in those dark areas! - Closeups on interesting bits - Short depth of field - Saturat...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi

Wisteria_Gardens During auctions or selling, it's a good thin you can provide a couple of photos: one plain, one with size reference, and if I have any chance to make one with a model / wig. You can't have one perfect photo that will show everything - size, on a model and a good closeup! Though one...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi

Cicada 13 When I sold hair-things on Etsy, in place of a head or a wig I used one of those big skeins of yarn re-arranged a bit. It's roughly the right size and it can accommodate pins and such. That said...I like your stand now that it's spiffed up a little. Having something in one of the photos t...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi

Wisteria_Gardens

Thanks! This is a really helpful advice - about the model. I have to think of something, since I don't have a model, who would help me out, or a wig - so very helpful.

This is natural light :wink:
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi

rubyminky As a buyer, I really love to see pieces worn (if the model is neat and tidy) or displayed on a model, like a wig on a stand type setup. This really, really helps get a feel for the size and how they're meant to be worn. It's a real bugbear of mine that so few jewellery sellers show neckla...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi

Wisteria_Gardens I kind of got used to decorative, clients recognise my photos - I'll have to work this out. Maybe a neutral, dark stone - like this one? Still decorative, enables me to put my kanzashi like they should be set for a photo, but much less visible. Also, I've fixed my stand - looks any...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi

Cicada 13 I'm relieved to hear I'm not the only one who thought the mizuhiki were part of the design! I would recommend that you not use decorative elements in your photos at all. That doesn't mean you need to photograph on plain black, though. I've seen lots of sellers choose a textured but neutra...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi

ainokimono I thought the mizuhiki were part of the kanzashi :oops: Maybe it's better not to have anything but the kanzashi in the photo LOL For mounting, have you tried putting a piece of styrofoam under the black background fabric? You can shape the foam and then stick the kanzashi into it so it s...
by Kanzashi Yume
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Photographing & Displaying Kanzashi

Wisteria_Gardens Recently I've come to a conclusion that photographing kanzashi can be tricky, and I'd like to know your opinion and maybe some tips you'd be willing to share! I photograph my small pieces, like earrings and brooches on a black background with shells / beads to make for a background...
by Kanzashi Yume
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Culture/Society
Topic: Language Resources
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Language Resources

I love using renshuu.org

It has a pretty big database and you can create your own lists for study :)
by Kanzashi Yume
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kiku kanzashi base
Replies: 13
Views: 1593

Re: Kiku kanzashi base

Wisteria_Gardens

Me too, utsusemi ;)

I use this method for some time now, she girl was Polish also, so we had good contact. I'll have to try it on a bigger scale, and I've figured out another base which I'll be trying out today :)

Thanks!
by Kanzashi Yume
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kiku kanzashi base
Replies: 13
Views: 1593

Re: Kiku kanzashi base

EruwaedhielElleth There's a nice little tutorial someone made on Flickr that I think may answer your question, if I understand correctly what you're trying to figure out? https://secure.flickr.com/photos/36265175@N06/3390288215/ At least that's the method I used for my big kiku kanzashi, and it end...
by Kanzashi Yume
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kiku kanzashi base
Replies: 13
Views: 1593

Re: Kiku kanzashi base

utsusemi

I strongly suggest that you figure it out, I prefer you alive !!!!
by Kanzashi Yume
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kiku kanzashi base
Replies: 13
Views: 1593

Re: Kiku kanzashi base

Wisteria_Gardens

Okay, we know this at least: this either the upper part of a really big ball, less then a half or... something else. I'll figure it out or die XD
by Kanzashi Yume
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kiku kanzashi base
Replies: 13
Views: 1593

Re: Kiku kanzashi base

Sarcasm-hime When I use the half-dome base, I sometimes trim my petals at an angle depending on where they'll be sitting. The bottom-most petals will tilt down a little, but the topmost ones sit upright just fine. It all balances. Examples: http://magpiecreations.ca/kanzashi-pinkdahlia2.jpg http://...
by Kanzashi Yume
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Making Kanzashi
Topic: Kiku kanzashi base
Replies: 13
Views: 1593

Re: Kiku kanzashi base

utsusemi

Oh yes, I tried a grey mum on a kusudama-ball, and it looks like something wilting, oh dear !