Earlier last month Quat, her grandmother from visiting from Germany and myself visited the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio. Quat and I dressed up and spent a couple of hours looking at the beautiful plants and taking a few pictures. We didn’t realize there was an Ikebana show going on at the same time and stumbled into it wearing out kimono. A couple of Japanese women who were running the show came and talked to us about our kimono and we very impressed that we were wearing them ‘just for fun.’ One of the ladies was telling us about the times she used to dress in kimono when she was younger for the Ikebana shows. Overall it was a nice day but we were so busy running around we didn’t get many pictures.
Quat let me borrow the striped hitoe kimono and the obi is from the giant bundle she just got in the mail.
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