Hi everyone! This is Yoko writing again. Ogenki desuka?
We had Haru-ichiban blew this week.
Haru-ichiban is the first strong south winds of the year between Lichun (Imbolc) and Chunfen (vernal equinox), and it blew for the first time in four years.
It is said that Haru-ichiban blows on a warm day, and it was close to 17 degrees Celsius!!! this year.
Now that Haruichiban blew, it is definitely getting warmer and days are getting longer in our area. I love it!
I can't wait to smell the sweet spring flowers and finding young green leaves on trees.
My beagle dog Marin loves finding a warm spot to nap during the day, and her favorite spot is a sewer cover for now. Hehehe
Have you noticed that some motifs on Kimono signify specific season? You should play with motifs, so choosing a Kimono to a special occasion can be so much fun!
If you are looking for a Kimono to wear now, you can find a Kimono or Obi with some Spring motifs such as these.
You can also enjoy by color or with a combination of Spring and early summer icons.
Work your imagination! Tanoshinde kudasai!
'Ume' (plum blossom)
'Sakura' (cherry blossom)
'Tanpopo' (Dandelion )
'Fukujyusou' (adonis amurensis)
'Fukinotou' (butterbur sprout)
Hinamatsuri is coming up next week, so Hina dolls can be a great accent.
Or a butterfly motif Obi to give Spring touch?
You can also play with Obidome. How stylish!
Wishing everyone a fabulous Spring!
Dewa mata~ arigato gozaimashita for reading.