International kimono meeting 1

After Berber from the Netherlands and I went to kabuki costumes exhibition,
For this exhibition's details, please see here
we had a first international kimono meeting at Japanese dinner!
We met Kimono Magic for the first time. Kimono dressmaker Lyuta made us to meet. Thank you! These blond kimono ladies have 200 kimonos each. I, black hair only have 20... How they find storage space???


Sushi and kimono on my birthday

Encouraged by Rie, I wore kimono for the first time for this summer. Well, it becomes September, but still it is summer in Tokyo.
I wore asa hemp kimono and Hakata hanhaba (half width) obi sash since it was my birthday and we went out for sushi restaurant!
I tie my hanhaba with the way which seems like otaiko musubi (formal form). I recently found how to tie like this in a book and really like this obi musubi since it is easy and looks authentic.
(On the photo, the edge of otaoiko is rolling up...mmm) 

Since I was crazy for eating sushi, I forgot to take a photo of sushi and kimono of this night! Below is another sushi and kimono. But it was last winter. Winter is the best season for both sushi and kimono.