A Single Petal Dancing

IKEDA JUNYA as TODOU HEISUKE for MUSICAL HAKUOUKI

aokinsight:

MIKATA RYOSUKE as SANNAN KEISUKE for MUSICAL HAKUOUKI

explosive-fishing:

The promo made me upset.

transformationsequence:

At Otakon, we did a Moon Pride Opening group, complete with custom-painted umbrellas. I’m sad we didn’t get to wear it all together for very long at all during the con (schedules, hotel check out, Sunday is a godawful day!) but it was awesome.

Usagi | Ami | Rei | Makoto | Minako | Photo

Very likely that today was my last day off of work before AWA. Now I’ve got to start washing cosplay and airing out the kimono I’ll be taking to AWA. Have to go through the rest of the kimono I have that I’m traded at the con for another kimono.

So much to do… but first sleep. Working in the morning…

Whenever I bring kimono out this happens…Souji will even lay in the middle of me folding kimono….

Whenever I bring kimono out this happens…Souji will even lay in the middle of me folding kimono….

strawberrykimono:

suki-redd:

strawberrykimono:

If there was a magazine like that, what would you like to see in it? 

Tips and advice on how make your kitsuke as unique as the wearer’s personality…
And maybe a section on motifs and patterns and how you can find matching accessories to go with that outfit.
I could actually think up a ton of things to be in a kimono magazine that would be fun and interesting to read…..

Then what are you waiting for?! Think them up, put them in writing! ;) :) :)

Aw man. I’ll have to do that. It will really be a challenge because I still have so much to learn about kimono and kitsuke, but I think it would be worth it in the long run to write it all out even if it never sees the light of day…
A English kimono magazine would just be too awesome…I wish we could get one here.

strawberrykimono:

suki-redd:

strawberrykimono:

If there was a magazine like that, what would you like to see in it? 

Tips and advice on how make your kitsuke as unique as the wearer’s personality…

And maybe a section on motifs and patterns and how you can find matching accessories to go with that outfit.

I could actually think up a ton of things to be in a kimono magazine that would be fun and interesting to read…..

Then what are you waiting for?! Think them up, put them in writing! ;) :) :)

Aw man. I’ll have to do that. It will really be a challenge because I still have so much to learn about kimono and kitsuke, but I think it would be worth it in the long run to write it all out even if it never sees the light of day…

A English kimono magazine would just be too awesome…I wish we could get one here.

strawberrykimono:

If there was a magazine like that, what would you like to see in it? 

Tips and advice on how make your kitsuke as unique as the wearer’s personality…
And maybe a section on motifs and patterns and how you can find matching accessories to go with that outfit.
I could actually think up a ton of things to be in a kimono magazine that would be fun and interesting to read…..

strawberrykimono:

If there was a magazine like that, what would you like to see in it? 

Tips and advice on how make your kitsuke as unique as the wearer’s personality…

And maybe a section on motifs and patterns and how you can find matching accessories to go with that outfit.

I could actually think up a ton of things to be in a kimono magazine that would be fun and interesting to read…..

Cutest kitty in the world…

Cutest kitty in the world…

monsterbh:

Pictured: The contents of my brain.

Look, Another picture that depicts the 90s…. XD

monsterbh:

Pictured: The contents of my brain.

Look, Another picture that depicts the 90s…. XD

I was walking to classand walked past this conference room that is all glass and I looked in at the people in it (first time I’ve ever seen it used) and inside is this girl in a beautiful kimono. Iam embarrased to say I stopped walking and internally squealed at how beautiful it was. I walked tot the bathroom and by the time ai got out she was gone :

geisha-kai:

All maiko of Shigemori okiya in Miyagawacho district for September 2014 (SOURCE)

1. Fukunae san

She is about 20 years old, from Chiba prefecture. She debuted as maiko in autumn 2011 with a name for “a sapling”. Her hobby is listening to music.

2. Fukucho san

About 19 years old, debuted in autumn 2012. Her name means “a butterfly” and she comes from Saitama prefecture. She likes listening to music and her most favourite thing on Earth is her music box with a melody from Kabuki play.

3. Koyoshi san

She is about 20 years old, debuted in winter 2012. She comes from Fukuoka prefecture. Her hobby is reading books. Her motto is: “I will work hard step by step”

4. Koharu san

About 17 years old, debuted in 2013 (so she is still in her first year of training). Her name means “little spring”. She comes from Saitama prefecture. Her hobby is kouta, traditional Japanese songs played on shamisen, but she is really into nagauta - another genre of traditional music.

//For those unaware (or usually have no interest in mecha, which is quite alarming theres so many of you)

optimusssprime:

beamscissormuses02:

among various anime announcements, it has been revealed by 2019 that there will be a REAL, FUNCTIONAL, FULL SIZE, GUNDAM

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NOT A MODEL KIT, NOT A TOY, A REAL REAL REAL HONEST TO GOD MECH

WE ARE ENTERING THE AGE OF MECHA, THE FUTURE IS NOW

Looked it up, and yes, it’s legit

I’m so ready

geisha-kai:

April 2014: maiko Ichinana dancing with a folding fan to celebrate the anniversary of a Heian Shrine in Kyoto. Photo by TAMAYURA on Flickr

geisha-kai:

April 2014: maiko Ichinana dancing with a folding fan to celebrate the anniversary of a Heian Shrine in Kyoto. Photo by TAMAYURA on Flickr

God what a fucking day. It started out with going to work, my car hating me on the way to the bank. My DM showed up unannounced. I got scheduled to come in at 3am Friday morning. I have to work my already scheduled 6pm shift on friday. My car gives me issued. Stranded on the side of the road in the heat for over an hour and missed my humanities class….

I’m so fucking tired. I’m going to shower and collapse until 2 am when I will have to drag myself to work….