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[J] Kimono Bancho by Megumi Matsuda

Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:10 am

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Kimono Bancho by Megumi Matsuda
きものの番長:松田恵美
Languages: Japanese
ISBN-10: 4072746541
ISBN-13: 978-4072746547
112-pages
Amazon.jp link



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I saw this in a book store a few weeks ago, and when I went back I was drawn to it again and had to purchase it. It is a manga essay type book featuring lots of cords and ideas, and the kimono bancho (boss) does such lovely illustrations it is very accessible. She has connections to Mamechiyo (who positively reviewed this book) so the cords are very modern.


Contents:

Illustrations
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Chapter 1: 12 months co-ordinates
May Party Cords
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October Halloween Cords
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I love her outfits! Each month has two cords with ideas for adding seasonal details to outfits and general ideas for komono. She also has great ideas for tieing outfits into seasonal events in Japan like Setsubun and Valentines day (which I am definitely going to be trying). There are a few simple hairstyling ideas too for different occasions.


Chapter 2: Softening Kimono - How to guide through manga
han-eri
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Her kimono philosophy revolves around keeping kimono and obi to non-seasonal geometric patterns so you are able to get the most use out of them, and getting seasonal details in things like han-eri, obidome, hair accessories etc, and she has many ideas for hand making them, for example painting designs onto han-eri with acrylic paints.


Chapter 3: Special Occasion Kimono
Kimono Show

Here she talks about kimono outfits for shows and her wedding.
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Chapter 4: Lets make Komono!
How to make obidome, and corsage
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I really like this section, it has alot of simple crafty ideas for komono. I`m sure for more crafty people have been doing these kind of things already but for beginner crafty people (or people like me who have WIP syndrome) lots of quick things that can really personalize an outfit. It`s all in the details!


Chapter 5: How to wear kimono
hanhaba obimasubi
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A short section on basic kitsuke and obi masubi with some practical hints and tips for everyday wear.




Review:

This book is going to be a staple for sure and I`m definitely a fan of Ms. Matsuda from now. I have already lent it out to a friend who loved the ideas too.


Recommended for
- those that like modern seasonal cord ideas
- those that like manga
- those with basic Japanese (but not necessary because of the illustrations)
- those who like every day wear
- crafty people


Not recommended for
-those interested in formal/traditional styles
-those wanting in depth kitsuke.

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Re: [J] Kimono Bancho by Megumi Matsuda

Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:32 am

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This is so on my TO BUY list now! In fact, you might as well add "For Lyuba" in the "Recommended For" field, because I can say that I've been following the same philosophy.

Although I love the drawings, I would have preferred them to be photos instead because with drawings there are unlimited possibilities. I want to see the ACTUAL thing she has to work with.

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Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:33 am

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Looks very cute, but I agree with Lyuba - I'd have loved to see some photos, too!

I do like the suggestion of buying geometric and then adding in seasonality. Such a practical look on things; I like it.

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Re: [J] Kimono Bancho by Megumi Matsuda

Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:35 am

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Ah yes some photos would have been nice, illustrations is a bit of a cheat really!

I did find some pictures of her hand painted han-eri and yukata on her site.

Megu bancho herself is a little illusive, but managed to find a pic from someone`s blog :)

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Re: [J] Kimono Bancho by Megumi Matsuda

Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:36 am

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I love seeing that she has one of the kimono she uses pretty often in the book! Must mean she's done or at least tried to do a lot of those coordination.

I wish I could find out shipping on Amazon.co.jp without having to enter my cc number, haha.

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Re: [J] Kimono Bancho by Megumi Matsuda

Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:36 am

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You can`t go wrong with black and white beetle juice stripes, seems to be a modern co-ordinate must have :lol: (adds to shopping list)

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Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:36 am

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Or large-scale houndstooth, a la Mamechiyo...

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Re: [J] Kimono Bancho by Megumi Matsuda

Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:37 am

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I found some photos of the coordinations!

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http://kimonobancho.blog22.fc2.com/blog-entry-66.html

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http://kimonobancho.blog22.fc2.com/blog-entry-58.html

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Re: [J] Kimono Bancho by Megumi Matsuda

Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:38 am

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Nice find! Omg that Halloween one is even more iki in real life :drooldrool:

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Re: [J] Kimono Bancho by Megumi Matsuda

Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:38 am

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Thanks for the review, isshi! Such a cute book. And OMG I want a Beetlejuice kimono even more now.

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Re: [J] Kimono Bancho by Megumi Matsuda

Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:38 am

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I know rubyminky I was searching internet shops for black and white stripes....either 20,000yen+ or 5000yen for a beige and brown striped one.........but I really want beetle juice themed cord now :cry:

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Re: [J] Kimono Bancho by Megumi Matsuda

Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:39 am

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I knowwwwww...i want a black and white striped komon SO BAD but they're so difficult to find and $$$$. Even plain black and white striped fabric is almost impossible to find unless it's tiny pin-stripes, or giant 4-inch stripes for home decor. :cry:

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Re: [J] Kimono Bancho by Megumi Matsuda

Post by Fabricmagpie » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:16 pm

Megumi Matsuda is on instagram as @kimonobancho and has recently released a series of kimono emoji/stickers somewhere online. She frequently posts illustration snippets and I believe she has also been very involved in promoting Kimono no hi (annual kimono day) recently.

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