So today is 24th December which, in Finland, is the main Christmas day – Christmas food, grave visiting, Santa Claus and presents (but our family hasn't had Santa now for years), Christmas concerts on television, visiting family/relatives etc. On this day my family tends to dress slightly nicer than usual and because I don't really have any nice western clothing it's obviously kimono time for me!
So I did wear two different kimono coordinations today.
This first one I wore during noon, when my maternal grandma and her husband were visiting, and when eating Christmas porridge. It's my silk hitoe fukizumi patterned kimono with a wine red kaku obi and a white synthetic juban. I thought the fukizumi could pass as snow for a Christmas-y feel, haha.
Sorry about the bad photos; bathroom lighting (crappy light everywhere else in the house during winter time..) and mirror edition.
I changed back to everyday gear when we went to leave candles to the graves. After that we went back home (grandma still with us), ate some Christmas pastries and then started preparing for the traditional Christmas dinner after grandma left.
I went and changed back to kimono again; the obi stayed the same but I decided to use my striped odori kimono for the first time, because I wanted something a bit bolder for this occasion and, besides, it happens to have a red lining and some red dots on it! As we all know red is probably the most Christmas-y color so it felt like a nice choice.
It's mirror photos again, sorry!
|If you look closer you can see the red dots.|
Actually, I was wearing a Santa hat most of the time –I gave out the presents too together with my bro– so here's a bonus photo! Merry Christmas ~!
|Sorry about my weird face... x)|