Well, the title may be misleading. There is nothing to be inspired about this covid-19 pandemic itself. I wish this didn’t happen.
To be more accurate, the lockdown caused by the pandemic has led me to undertake a new project.
For the first time, I will have my kimono and obi custom-made from the scratch. Let me call this endeavor “We Love Kimono Project.”
Why I decided to do this now, how this project unfolds, when it will be completed…. I will try to post the details of the project occasionally on this blog. If you are interested in the process of how kimono is made out of a rough concept, please stay tuned.
The picture is the design I have chosen to be on my obi. The obi will be made by Katuyama Orimono, a Kyoto-based obi weaver. The design is called “Islamic Flower” by Rakufulin. Since the obi will be woven from the scratch, I get to choose different color. Which color? Let’s see…