The tsuzumi (small hand drum similar to an okedo) obi is very soft silk, almost floppy, so it's doesn't make the best-looking obi musubi. However, the design and colors are really wonderful and look very elegant with the solid navy kimono; the perfect obi for a taiko concert. I also wore my first date eri! I found a tutorial online and managed to make it look pretty decent! And it stayed in place even though I'm not wearing a korin belt. It was not that difficult to attach; I will definitely try this accessory again soon! I found a few on eBay recently for a song.
Enjoy, more photos soon: Otsukimi next weekend!
PS: I'm also "debuting" the blue mihon (Sample pattern) juban. The sodetake was a little short for the iromuji, but I wore it anyway....I was itching to wear the new juban! It's so fabulous.
The rest of the ensemble:
- Turquoise obijime from Kimono Lily (Sadly, they have closed)
- Turquoise obiage from Nichi Bei Bussan in San Jose, CA
- Date eri from ryujapan-99
- Nagoya Obi from japanese.antiques
- Kimono from kimono bestbuy
- Lucite earrings from Alexis Bittar
- Zori from ryujapan-99