New Obi! Lovely but difficult to adjust...

My new Princess Violet obi sash by freehand Yuzen dyeing artist, Yogestu Ozaki.
The motif of this sash comes from a classic literature in 11th century,
The Tale of Genji ( Genji Monogatari =>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_Genji ), the story of a prince Genji and tons of princesses he loved.
Princess Violet is the youngest princess he loved. She was look alike his one-side lover, his step mother, Emperor's 2nd (or 3rd?) wife.
This sash's motif is the moment Prince met Princess Violet. She's just shown behind the blind chasing a bird.
Why Princess Violet? The reason is here. princess-violet-is-me

This sash is too wonderful to tie. Because it is very difficult to show the bird on the top and her hair at the bottom together. And also, Yogetsu kindly put GENJIKO mark on tare, at the end of the sash. It's easily misaligned!


Satoai said...


rita said...

hi.. I am rita from Indonesia.

I really want to have some yukata and have found an online store that sell a yukata for 40.000 yen (they said that it is Genji MOnogatari Kyoto)..

can you give me some advice please.. is it a good buy or what?


shino said...

Hi Rita

Genji Monogatari Yukata design is modern. I like it. Mine is here -> http://bp1.blogger.com/_heDisO4X4Nk/SIw0HWeqiDI/AAAAAAAAAG4/vHblwLXXS6o/s1600-h/P7211877.JPG

I thought it was around 30,000 yen. Your price may include freight to overseas? Or is it a tailor-made? Mine was ready-made.

rita said...

I am not sure either, but maybe you wanna take a look in this site, what do you think?


shino said...

Not bad! If you can buy them now because in Japan, yukata is not sold at all now because it is out of season.