Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tsukesage (The names of Kimono)

These kimono are called "Tsukesage".
This maple design makes us feel the sense of autumn.
Flowers of four seasons are described skillfully.
What is the difference between "Tsukesage" and "Houmon-gi"?
Actually,the making process is very different.
In Houmon-gi,we draw design on the basted kimono.
But in Tsukesage,we draw design directly on the roll of cloth,
without basting.
As you see,in Tsukesage,the basting process is omitted.
That is why Tsukesage is more affordable price than Houmon-gi.
She wears Tsukesage.
She coordinates her Tsukesage and obi well.
They are similar color,pale green.
Tsukesage is rather casual,semi-formal kimono,
compared to Houmon-gi.
And obi and obijime, they are also good combination.
I hope it will become a help of your kimono coordination:)
Thanks for always visiting my blog.


  1. Very interesting explanation, Kumiko. Thank you! I remind myself about the splendid kimonos we saw together:)

  2. @Traveling Hawk,
    Thank you,Traveling Hawk!
    Yes indeed,that kimono suited you very well!
    I'm really glad it made you happy:)

  3. Thank you for psoting this Kumiko san. I like the pattern on the obijime a lot. Are wavy patterns always a symbol for streams ?

  4. @Walter,
    Thank you,Walter!
    I like this obijime pattern,too.
    Well,sometimes they are a symbol for streams,it is true. But sometimes they are merely abstract pattern,I think.It is a good question.
    Please have a great day,Walter!