Day of Remembrance–Executive Order 9066

Eighty-one years ago today, the United States government made the decision to order the immediate relocation and internment of all persons of Japanese origin, citizen or non. The victims of this order were given nearly no notice and told they could bring only what they could carry. They couldn't keep properties owned or pack their … Continue reading Day of Remembrance–Executive Order 9066

What’s The Damage? Antique Tsuru Furisode: Suspected Internment Shenanigans

Every now and then I will buy a train wreck on purpose because I love the pain it illustrates very well the absolute spine-twangy fucking insanity that is buying antique kimono in the USA. The hell does that mean? It means you will feel things. Lots of things. And then you have pieces like this. … Continue reading What’s The Damage? Antique Tsuru Furisode: Suspected Internment Shenanigans

Antique Kimono–Precious Little Details

Hanging Baskets Filled With Chrysanthemums And Adorned With Treasures On Blue Silk. I think that it is fair to say that all of my favorite kimono are oddballs. If there's something weird, unusual, or less than traditional about it, I'm all over it. The reason for this is actually rather simple: I'm fucking weird because … Continue reading Antique Kimono–Precious Little Details

Antique Kougai Repair

One of my habits is to collect small damaged items, and then hoard them like the bizarre little goblin that I am until I feel knowledgeable enough to attept to repair them. This is one of those stories. -Law & Order BLNK BLNK- Over the last few days, after tackling an entire iko (kimono stand), … Continue reading Antique Kougai Repair

Restoration In Progress–Antique Small Tansu

I'm currently in a state of limbo with several projects where I'm either waiting for something to dry, waiting on materials, or it's just a big project and I'm spending a few hours a week on it and it'll be done when it's done. Fight me. But since I am not currently out of space, … Continue reading Restoration In Progress–Antique Small Tansu