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? The Ballad Of Stankizuri

Were starting off the new year strong, my friends. I've made three recent purchases and all three of them have found a way to make my brain do somersaults. So buckle up, chucklefucks. You know, sometimes my favorite thing to do is drive myself completely no-turning-back-insane by buying things just because they look weird to … Continue reading What’s The Damage? The Ballad Of Stankizuri

What’s The Damage? Fowl Play–Featuring A Conversation About Western Market Insanity

Aaaaaand there ain't no party like a peacock party because the peacock party don't stop! You know what my favorite thing about this antique hikifurisode (a furisode meant to trail) is? The process of purchasing it was basically surrounded by enough misconceptions about kimono to fill a bingo card. Let's go over some of them. … Continue reading What’s The Damage? Fowl Play–Featuring A Conversation About Western Market Insanity

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!

I Did A Thing: Fixing Up A Meiji Era Wallet For Love

I wanted to do something special for someone special to me. I actually did this quite some time ago, but I wanted to keep it quiet until the recipient of the wallet was ready to show it off. It really is a work of art. All I did was clean it up. This was a … Continue reading I Did A Thing: Fixing Up A Meiji Era Wallet For Love

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

Antique Export Kimono–A chat about Art History & Remakes

So I've been absent. Sorry about that, my fucking computer fucking broke. There I was, just drawing on it because it was a beautiful, sexy, fucking expensive HP Zbook X2 G4 Dreamcolor edition with a Wacom EMR screen. And suddenly, on my second monitor, the grid of death appeared. And it spread. And I fucking … Continue reading Antique Export Kimono–A chat about Art History & Remakes