Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The First Post

Welcome to my blog. I go by Ayame_hime here, and this is a place for me to share pictures of my kimono and kanzahi collection, and to talk about the pieces. I'm not an expect on Japanese textiles the way some people are, but I know a little and I have some interesting pieces (well, in my opinion anyway!). If you have questions feel free to ask in the comments for each post.

I began collecting kimono in 2007, during my first trip to Japan. The purchase of my first kimono was the fulfillment of a life-long dream, and opened the floodgates of an awesome hobby. Since then I have collected quite a few kimono, ranging from casual yukata to wedding kimono. My collection includes second-hand, new, and custom-made pieces in cotton, silk, and polyester. I'll also be photographing and talking about the various kimono accessories I have, from the mostly-utilitarian items like easy collars and ties to the more exciting items like obi and kanzashi. And I have some REALLY interesting kanzashi...

There are only two rules on this blog: play nice, and if you want to use anything I post here (pictures, text, etc) please ask me first. Though I reserve the right to say no (and expected to be respected if I do), I'm very likely to say yes.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I found your blog from someone's blogrolls.
    Greeting from Indonesia.

    Will you post your kitsuke ensemble?