Taisho Kuromontsuki–Ume Dreams & Matsu Wishes

Tonight We're Revisiting My Favorite Kimono While I Talk About The Actual Massive And Inconvenient Pain In The Ass Healing Is. As this year comes to a close, I'm sure we're all sitting around wondering how we did. Well, maybe some of us actually know. The state of the universe is, as always, chaos, and … Continue reading Taisho Kuromontsuki–Ume Dreams & Matsu Wishes

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

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

Abused Antique Tansu Round Two: Electric Boogaloo

So. We left off last time with a delightful trip into respiratory distress lacquer thinner hell blue-grey shabby chic fuckery removing the shell from the upper portion of the tansu. For a quick recap, here: Cleared off the shit paint without managing to damage my teeth from all of the fucking clenching, restored the locks, … Continue reading Abused Antique Tansu Round Two: Electric Boogaloo

Tutorial: Vintage Kimono Stain Removal – Laundress Wash & Stain Bar Edition

Typically when I am trying products for stain removals, I like to have tested them a lot. I want a metric fuck ton of data to be able to provide for a product before I even think about making a tutorial about it. I need to know how it behaves. What it's good at, what … Continue reading Tutorial: Vintage Kimono Stain Removal – Laundress Wash & Stain Bar Edition

Tutorial: Vintage Kimono Stain Removal — Gentle Detergent Edition

Some time ago, I wrote up this entry covering the vinegar stain removal method. I love the vinegar method because it's damn near harmless when employed correctly. But I hate the vinegar method because it can take forfuckingever. Which isn't to say that I'm not a patient person. The nice part about it taking forever … Continue reading Tutorial: Vintage Kimono Stain Removal — Gentle Detergent Edition

Already In Progress: Antique Gilded Tsuru Furisode

Even though you'd think that after eleven months I'd have literally any sense of discipline, I bought this, got to work on it, and said nothing about it. I took a few pictures and gushed about it with friends, but I didn't mention it literally anywhere else that matters and there's actually a few reasons … Continue reading Already In Progress: Antique Gilded Tsuru Furisode

Experiment: Shattered Silk Into Pigment

So I have this big ass pile of shattered silk from a Taisho Era furisode laying around, staring at me in the night. Waiting for me to make a goddamn decision about what to do with it. It feels my anxiety. It feeds on my indecisive warbling, my desire to keep it just because it's … Continue reading Experiment: Shattered Silk Into Pigment

A Thing I Do–Pigment Replacement

A day or so ago--or it could have been two days, what even is time--I posted the following pictures to the Global Kimono community on Facebook, and oh boy did I get the questions. I'll start with telling you what you're looking at, if you aren't part of that community or didn't see it. This … Continue reading A Thing I Do–Pigment Replacement