Naomi’s Kimono Story (Part 3)

STORY 3着物物語3
My mother ordered this plain colored kimono for me.
Before this kimono, she ordered some kimono to be made for me, but they were all pink and I resisted wearing them. It made her sad. This kimono became precious because I could finally wear what my mother ordered. After I stared to buy kimono by myself, I began to be clear about my taste and I could tell her it. So this kimono is special to me. When I looked at kimono magazines, I could not forget the wine-red plain kimono. I wanted to have one, and I told my mother and she found it at a kimono shop in Akita. So she reserved it and when I went back to Akita, we looked at it together, and I liked it. We ordered them to put our family crest on it, to wear on formal occasions. I wore this for tea ceremony and the graduation ceremonies of high school as a teacher.

この色無地は母が作ってくれました。
この着物以前にも母が私のために作ってくれた着物はいくつかあるのですが、みんなピンク色で、私の好みではないので着たくないと抵抗して母を悲しませていました。自分で着物を買うようになり、自分の好みがはっきり分かった後で、やっと母が作ってくれた着物が着られた思い出の1枚です。
着物の雑誌を見ていてワインレッドの色無地が欲しくなりました。そのことを母に伝えたところ、秋田の呉服やさんで母がこの反物を見つけ、取っておいてもらい、私が秋田に帰省したときに一緒に見て仕立ててもらいました。ちゃんとしたところに来ていけるよう家紋を入れてもらいました。学校の卒業式やお茶会に着ました。

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