Of course I wore kimono and was careful to pick an auspicious motif for my kimono (pine needles) and an obi with soft colors for the tea ceremony. There are older Japanese people that attend the center, so I made sure my kitsuke was very neat. It was a little chilly in the morning, so I wore a coordinating vintage haori and modern linen scarf. My handbag is also vintage. It was a wonderful way to start 2018!
|The tea scroll has pine motifs for the New Year
|Taisho-era chuya obi