Yes, I wrote "koimono" on purpose. This is not a kind of kimono, I'm just being very clever. Oh so very clever. But other than the super cleverness, the title is very accurate. I suspect internment shenanigans, and I bought this shit from the GoodWill auction site. If you were competing against me for this, … Continue reading What’s The Damage? Suspect Internment Shenanigans–GoodWill Koimono
What’s The Damage? Suspect Internment Shenanigans–The Clown House
Once again I'm over here with an item I bought exclusively because I just had to see the damn thing up close. I'm not saying I'm a glutton for punishment, but that's because I don't have to, you've been here before. Insane colors? Check. Weird ass tailoring? Check. Almost useless (for my purposes) seller photos? … Continue reading What’s The Damage? Suspect Internment Shenanigans–The Clown House
What’s The Damage? Antique Hikifurisode–Mysterious Bleaching
So here I am (rockyoulikeahurricaaaane) and you know it took every ounce of my being not to just use the word "discharge" in that title and then sit here and giggle like a goddamn nine year old about it. I mean, it's technically still correct. The primary issue with this piece is that the dye … Continue reading What’s The Damage? Antique Hikifurisode–Mysterious Bleaching
Poll–Do You Want To Watch This Happen?
Aside from direct stain removal advice, the number one thing that ends up in my inbox is some variant of this question: Do you have/why don't you have/can you link your videos/YouTube? And my answer is typically because I don't have a YouTube, I don't want to appear in front of a camera, and because … Continue reading Poll–Do You Want To Watch This Happen?
Restoration Complete: Great Grandma Akiye’s Furisode. “Great Big White Birds”
A Flock Of Doves In Flight Over Wild Waves And Majestic Gold And Silver Pine On Decadent Red Silk. On July the 24th, 2021 I posted this entry, after a bloody and violent bidding war for this kimono. For those joining this story here are the end, this is a piece that has been lost … Continue reading Restoration Complete: Great Grandma Akiye’s Furisode. “Great Big White Birds”
What’s The Damage? We’re On A Boat!
Ka-Chow! What's poppin', fellow weirdos. It's ya girl, Becky, back at it again with the evaluation station. Which is exactly the same as my display area. Which is also in my room where I sleep. That's right, these things hover over me and torment me, even in my dreams. Which is fine, I guess. I … Continue reading What’s The Damage? We’re On A Boat!
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
Here’s Your Mood Boost: Pre-World War II Kurohikifurisode; The B-GAME
Do you ever feel like you're not excelling at what you love to do, and it gets you down? Do you ever feel like you're just a cog in a machine? Do you ever feel deflated and dismayed because your art just isn't where you want it to be, and it smashes up against your … Continue reading Here’s Your Mood Boost: Pre-World War II Kurohikifurisode; The B-GAME
What’s The Damage? Antique Ro Nadeshiko Furisode
As I sit here on the floor, typing this entry out on my phone, rubbing my temples near violently to chase the pain away...I can't help but feel my heart being pulled in two opposite directions. Inside me are two deeply disturbed beavers wolves. One wishes with its whole being to be gentle and understanding. … Continue reading What’s The Damage? Antique Ro Nadeshiko Furisode
What’s The Damage? Antique Kiku Kuromontsuki
I'm going to retire the "Restoration In Progress" label, because that suggests sometimes that I'm actively working on a piece when I'm not--I have a rotation. We'll pretend it's very organized. But anyway, I don't want to wait until I'm working on a piece from start until finish just to post the evaluation, because I … Continue reading What’s The Damage? Antique Kiku Kuromontsuki