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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Furisode & Hakama Set for 25cm Doll (Pure Neemo Orginal Costume)

It is spring and time for long boring graduation ceremonies! (In Japan anyhow..) I recently acquired this beautiful furisode (long-sleeved kimono for unmarried women) and hakama set for dear Sumomo.

Fittingly, the print is of plum flowers (Sumomo's namesake).

The bag wasn't designed for Yuki-chan but he fits in it. As you can see the kimono is lined so she has the multiple collar effect (a white collar piece is in there as well). The kimono has snap buttons on the natural flaps so the back does not have unsightly Velcro seams . The obi does come open in the back but the snap buttons and seam are covered by the bow The light purple obiage (帯揚げ) can be removed also so the hakama can be worn properly (according to the instructions: I don't know how to wear a woman's hakama and evidently japanese otaku don't either). Because she does not have individual toes, her shoes are very difficult to get on (you have to remove the strap partially and then reinsert it once the foot is in place).

Ready for graduation in the rare woman's hakama.

It took me a while to get her dressed properly but I love the detail in the clothing. much better than a back-velcroed Barbie one-piece outfit. Right now she's still in the hakama set ^_^

From 着物すもも

1 comment:

Jon Fawkes said...

Aw it's so adorable! X3 I really wish I had one now :3