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 Post subject: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:04 pm 
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Captain Okamisan (owner)
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As suggested by KatyCrayon - "Bird is the Word!"

Do you collect bird motifs? Pick a piece and design an ensemble to showcase the birdies!

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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:15 pm 
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Geiko-san
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Fav. Motif: birds/lilies/trees/snow
I do collect bird motifs... I am obsessed with them :oops: . I could probably post half of my kitsuke ever done here because of this, but let's start with something new. The kimono has some stylized phoenix (or are they pheasants?) in it, and I am wearing a golden pheasant (it's their name, but the obi is golden too :lol: ) obi with it.

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Let's pretend you cannot see my juban sleeves :wink: .

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I love the obi but hate to tie it. It is very rough material, and pulling it tight around the wait is practically impossible :mad: . Well, at least taiko will hold it's shape nicely.


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Geiko-san
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Muhvi your ensemble is simply stunning! I love it!!! :lovelove :droolbunny:


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:05 pm 
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Maiko-san
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Fav. Motif: Tiger, Mountains, etc
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Duckies on the left, and Cranes on BOTH the furisode and obi!!!

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KODO Performance 2! by bornahorse, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:33 am 
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I think that's a type of fern, actually 8-O


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:57 am 
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Maiko-san
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WHUT?!? :gah:

oh... well... I like ferns too... :cry: ahhhhhhh i want a kimono with feathers so bad...

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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:03 pm 
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Maiko-san
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Inspired by this challenge, I've printed a birds on my obi, I bought it in order to press something on it.

It is a rubber print, fixated on at 168 degrees celcius, without leaving any effect at the silk or the collor in it.

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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:20 pm 
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Geiko-san
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Fav. Motif: birds/lilies/trees/snow
stepan_san - Thank you :) !


Sekhet - So cute :lovelove !
I have been wanting to try something similar. I wonder if the same technique could work with ro.. I really need black ro obi, but they all seem to be mofuku. Adding a print would make it look at least little less mofuku. Was the print kit thingy expensive?


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:22 pm 
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Sekhet that obi is adoooorable!


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Onesan
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Fav. Motif: bamboo, yabane, ivy, tachibana
I absolutely love the cute design you chose, and it looks really well done, although I don't know what rubber printing is.

Great kitsuke with it too.


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:02 pm 
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adorable design, Sekhet!

muhvi, love the outfit! I always thought about coordinating burgundy and white together... they always look awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:16 am 
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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:43 pm 
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Maiko-san
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Onanako nice birds on a nice clear blue.

ume_bloom, rubyminky & Quat thanks :wink:

Rubber print, rubber which is melted down into fibers, I like that contrast to yhe silk.

muhvi the prin is a foil called "Lotus poli flex" series and usually it is sold in big units, like 10 meter, chep in the sence what I have used is like 1$ (4$ for 60cm x 100 cm).

It could easily work on Ro, but I think that you might find it to massive/ thick (could work as good contrast), I personel would make a stencil in some flexsible plastic, and dab the color onto the fabric through that, then you would get the lightnes intact.
if you nead product names, say so

By the way, saw some interesting birds on your post the New Years Kuromontsuki do you have a photo more up front?


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:08 pm 
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Maiko-san
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Fav. Motif: Peacocks, yabane, usagi
Holy moly! I didn't even realize this challenge made it! :oops: For now I'll post this:

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I am aware that this obi is waaay too formal for this komon, but they both feature birds! :lol: (And I do not own the peacock obi, but I will be owning the komon. My friend is giving it to me in exchange for me helping her at an upcoming con and giving a geisha panel there.) This komon is so amazing. Here's a closeup:

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Very soon I will post a picture of me finally wearing my peacock tomesode. I really want to get some outdoor pictures but the ground has just been too soggy for me to wear anything nice outside.


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:53 pm 
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That's such a great komon design, Katycrayon - cranes in a nest of other cranes!


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:53 am 
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Geiko-san
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Onanako - Are those seagulls? I am so envious if they are :drooldrool: .

KatyCrayon – Green and red! So pretty :) .

Sekhet - Thanks for the info :) . For now I don't have any suitable obi for experimenting so no need for product names. I guess I should see what local stores have to offer some day...

I didn't realize my ducky kurotomesode would be suitable for this challenge too :lol: ! Here's a shot where the birds can be seen better:

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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:23 pm 
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muhvi Thanks, now when I see the motif a little clearer, I must admit that there is something about the scene I enjoy, I think it is the way the background forms a living frame of branches at the motif, give something magical (fairy tale), I can not remember that I have seen many kurotomesode where the background has been involved in that way, now I am also fairly new to the field :lol:

KatyCrayon what a nice treat, a present like that :)


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:49 pm 
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Shikomi-san
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Gee, Sekhet, your bird obi is cute beyond words! I envy your skill... I wish I can print cute motifs like that on my obi as well... :lovelove

KatyCrayon, such an awesome komon, I love how detailed it is.

And I love these mandarin ducks that keep appearing, mandarin ducks are so cute :bunbun:


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:57 pm 
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muhvi They are totally seagulls. "MINE!! MINE!!!!"


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Maiko-san
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Fav. Motif: Peacocks, yabane, usagi
I guess I can post the Peacock here:

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I should be getting a peacock featehr obi and some accessories delivered this week, so I'll repost when I can pair the obi with this. :)


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:43 pm 
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Maiko-san
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at last I've got some time to try on my "kurobird" =D

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please don't mind the ugly socks,it's still cold over here


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:52 pm 
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Maiko-san
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Whitethistle, your kuro is sooooopretty!! I love the orange!

Here is the newest edition to my bird family: a synthetic odori kimono featuring cranes, worn with my brand new obscenely yellow hakata obi of doooooom. I actually -do- have a juban now, but it's too heavy for this time of year and it was 95% humidity this night... And I had a few plum wines when this picture was taken. :oops:

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And here is my sparrow obidome! I didn't quite make it (my husband did) because my hand has been broken. But I did design it!

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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:23 pm 
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Whitethistle, nice obi to your Birds :)

KatyCrayon, birdy all the way :wink: beautiful odori kimono, I like the color and motif :]


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:29 am 
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Geiko-san
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KatyCrayon - Omg that sparrow obidome is just too cute :lovelove :lovelove :lovelove !


Adding two purple birds. First one you have seen already, the second one I found when I was digging my photo archives.

Geese and nadeshiko:

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White peacocks on the kimono and their feathers in the obi.
Two years ago they sold little white peacocks for Christmas tree decoration. I was very tempted to buy one and put it in my hair with this ensemble, but the bird was so big that it would have required a huge hairdo too. Which I cannot make. So I left them in the store. Regretting it bit now :( .

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Granny obijime :katana: .


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:55 am 
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Maiko-san
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KatyCrayon aaawww such a lovely obidome :lovelove :lovelove


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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:13 pm 
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Maiko-san
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Fav. Motif: Dragons/bamboo/water/bird
Since this challenge seems to be spend quiet life for a while, I guess time to add something to here too.

One kurotomesode birdie outfit (some hawks and phoenixs)
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And here is one other bird theme outfit which I don't think I have ever show here earlier. Vintage peacock kimono with one of my bird obis.

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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:16 am 
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Shikomi-san
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Here's my orange,1970s Peacocok for the challenge. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: "Bird is the Word" Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:05 am 
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Shikomi-san
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Finally a challenge I've got an outfit for :)

My phoenix kurotomesode and matching phoenix obi. =D

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And you all are so beautiful in your kimono!! So much variety it's like a bouquet in here :)


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