6/12/09

New summer sake tasting party

Now it’s a season for first brewed sake, which were blended and stocked in the keg last autumn. We tasted 14 kinds of summer sakes at once! My favorite was …Tukasa botan senchu hassaku (what a long name… ) Not too sweet but had body and nice aroma. And also, it’s not so expensive.

For this tasting party, I wore hitoe no-lined yellow zenmai tsumugi and summer obi. Zenmai is a kind of fern grass. The fabric shows the fern's fiber randomly.
This tsumugi was originally tailored for awase lined. I removed the liner (actually I asked to remove it to kimono laundry). Because of this color, when it become hitoe no-lined, it become much useful. Nice to wear in late spring and early autumn.

Today’s three colors are
Yellow; kimono
White; obi sash
Violet; nagajuban under kimono, obi scarf and belt
My favorite colors!

4 comments:

Misuchi said...

I love that colour kimono, and so smart to turn it into hitoe, it seems like a spring and autumn kimono to me. The obi is so sweet, love it!

And sake tasting what a treat ^_^ and how fun to do so in kimono, it's seems though you are alone... not many kimono wearers, that's really a shame

Jen said...

Ohh Wow! I love that kimono, but most of all, the obi!
Is it modern, or vintage? It's very pretty!

shino said...

Thank you! I like this obi very much. Fits variety of kimonos and light to tie.
This obi is not vintage. Casual and reasonable one from on-line store in Kyoto.

Milady said...

Very beautiful. I particularly like the pattern on the obi.