About a month ago I helped Quat out with a photo project for school by modeling a few of her bingata style kimono. She has several with all the same pattern but in different color schemes so we played around with that some. Bingata is a traditional dyeing technique from the Okinawa area of Japan. It is done using a combination of resist dye and stenciling often depicting scenes of water, plants, animals and houses. It is also believed to be heavily influenced by Indian and Chinese dying techniques as well. These particular pieces have a house pattern on them. The blue obi is a hakata style pattern which I’m particularly fond of. Unfortunately I was getting over a cold when we took these so I look a bit under the weather from the front views.