The other day I found out to my great surprise that I actually have my furisode here in Iceland! I was so certain I had left it in Finland, after all it weighs a ton and I'm not about to lug it between countries, since luggage weight limits mean I have priorities. But somehow our wardrobe is the portal to
Narnia Finland and so I have the kimono. Mysterious, but there you have it.
I really should rather have white tabi. The reason that I don't is that the only pair of tabi I currently own is a) pink and b) disappeared so I had to make do with what I have. It's the same pair I wore to Japan festival not long ago, you can easily see them by clicking the kimono tag and going back a couple of entries to a brown kimono + pink obi combo.
Wearing a furisode is a lot of work by the way. I really would not recommend anyone to try to do it alone, although you must remember I'm not very good at wearing kimono yet so my opinion may be biased. I mean I almost ragequit several times while putting it on and even then I now see several things I should have done better:
- I wore a binder and a towel around my waist but it was not enough. I need more padding for the waist, curse my "curves" (they're all in my butt, hence the quotation marks).
- I need a better obiage. That red silk one is pretty but it's way too thin. Furisode coord has to be effing showy!
- Some new obijimes would be good too, although this one's ok-ish.
- Wait why am I listing these things, I'm way too old to wear a furisode anyway?
- Neverm, wearing a furisode is wonderful practice for wearing kimono, even if you're not going to wear it anywhere. It's so difficult, to name one reason, that you'll never get annoyed at putting on an ordinary komon ever again.
- Lol I lied yeah you'll get annoyed. BUT you'll know it could be so, so much worse!