Miki’s Kimono Story (Part 2)

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STORY 2  物語2
When I started wearing kimono, my mother knew that I was going out and finding meisen from my friends and from used kimono shops. My mother went and dug out this kimono from the family closet for me. Apparently she wore it when she was young, but I had never seen it. Now my mother is resewing kimono into western clothes and this was going to be made into a skirt, but I rescued it.
I wore this on New Years Day and showed her. She was very pleased. I realized that I will treasure this kimono. I was wondering if it was too bold for my age, but it suits me better than I thought. It is easier to wear bold patterned kimono than regular clothes. My mother has now restarted wearing kimono under my influence and we are going out together in kimono now.

私が着物を普段に着始め、銘仙着物が好きになり友人やリサイクルショップから手に入れているのを知って、母がこの着物を実家で見つけてくれました。この着物は母が若い頃に着ていたそうですが、私は見たことがありません。母は今着物を洋服に作り替えていて、この着物もスカートになる運命だったのを助け出しました。
お正月に着て母に見せたらとても喜んでくれました。大切に着なくちゃと思います。色と柄が私には若すぎるかと一瞬ためらったのですが着てみたら良かったです。洋服よりも着物のほうが大胆な柄のものを着やすいです。
最近は母も私の影響で再び着物を着るようになり、着物で一緒に出かけるようになりました。

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