Chikage’s Story 1

This homonngi is painted Kaga-yuzen on a tsumugi fabric. I tailored this when I was late 20’s. This is a quiet and wintry expression, a cool tsumugi with a mature image. It is very different from my tea ceremony kimono which were made with my mother’s taste. I really like this picture. The most important Kaga-yuzen is realism. You can see the original Japanese traditional image from the detailed expression of children’s hair or the patterns of their kimono. This is a tsumugi homongi, so there are few occasions to wear it, I don’t regret getting it, because the picture is so perfect that I am satisfied just to gaze at it sometimes. I would like to wear it rather more as I become older.

紬地に加賀友禅の訪問着です。20代後半におつきあいのある着物やさんで誂えました。子供の頃に母の好みで作ってもらっていたお茶会用の着物とは違い、静かな色の紬地に大人な絵柄が描かれていて、枯れた落ち着いた風情のある着物です。

この絵柄が特に気に入っています。加賀友禅はリアリティさが命ですが、この子供たちの髪や着物の柄の描写など素晴らしく、日本画独特の良さがあります。

訪問着ですが紬地なので、着る機会の限られるちょっと贅沢な着物で、出版記念パーティーなど、ちょっとフォーマルなパーティーに着ています。着る機会が少なくても、絵柄が良いと後悔しません。たまに箪笥から出して眺めています。むしろ年齢を重ねて着たい着物です。

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