At my shop, Customers buy kimonos as the following purpose.
- Full length kimono(Homongi, Tomesode, furisode etc) -As a morning gown, but mostly for hanging on wall
- Summer kimono ; As a sleeping gown / Original use as Yukata
- Kimono Jacket(Haori) - As a party gown with tights, simple dress / casual wear with jeans
- Kimono coat(Michi-yuki-gi) - As a party gown / As a top with loose belt
The picture is the one of my customer who wore the Kanoko-shibori's Haori(kimono jacket) with Han-obi(A half wide size of sash) herself.
Generally Haori is popular for my customer as a party gown. Otherwise enjoy with a textile string.
She asked me how to tie the sash and we tried a couple of times. she already got before the purchase. So quick learner!! She promised me to send a her "kimono debut" picture soon. As soon as I got, I will show you!
Hope she enjoy and learn more about "how to tie Obi" through maybe You-tube???
At the moment, kimono price as same as Japanese vintage(second-hand)market price.
Through my custmers, I am very intersting to introduce kimono cultuer in the daily life of Brisbane's people.
Used Kimono Jacket available from $30 / Kimono available from $80 at Kazuyo's collection