Kimono Through The Looking Glass

Learn about dramatic styling in traditional Japanese wear as we breathe new life into vintage kimono! Attendees may be selected for a dressing demonstration while Paul MacLardy, author of Kimono: A Vanishing Tradition, explains the rich history of motifs and design.

Guys… Guys I’m doing the only kimono panel at Nekocon 17 and I’m mildly freaking out now.

I will be doing it by myself and I’ve found that lulls while doing dressing or between questions and explanation are best filled with tunes. Could you help me out in hunting down Alice In Wonderland themed Jpop or Jrock?

Playstation Flash Sale Heads Up

kakaphoe:

why-i-need-diverse-games:

Just wanted to give you all a heads up, right now Sony is doing a Flash Sale on PS3 and PSVita (mostly PS3) games - and of the 20 games, ALL OF THEM feature women leads or playable characters. Some are representations you’ll probably want to avoid - Fat Princess for example rubs me the wrong way entirely, or Time and Eternity which I’ve heard is creepy in its depiction of the main playable woman - but other titles on here feature women and WOC that you’ll want to check out at a pretty sweet discount. For instance, if you wanted to check out Remember Me (which I personally really liked), it’s down to $12 from $40! Here’s the full list;

Battle Princess of Arcadias (PS3) $7.49 down from $29.99

Bayonetta (PS3) $7.99 down from $19.99

Beyond Good and Evil (PS3) $3.49 down from $9.99

BloodRayne: Betrayal (PS3) $2.49 down from $9.99

Fat Princess (PS3) $3.49 down from $14.99

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (PS3) $3.49 down from $14.99

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (PS Vita) $11.99 down from $29.99

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (PS3) $19.99 down from $49.99

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (PS3) $7.49 down from $29.99

Knytt Underground (PS Vita) $2.49 down from $9.99

Knytt Underground (PS3) $2.49 down from $9.99

Mirror’s Edge (PS3) $2.25 down from $14.99

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (PS3) $2.49 down from $9.99

Portal 2 (PS3) $4.99 down from $19.99

Remember Me (PS3) $11.99 down from $39.99

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS3/PS Vita/PSP) $1.49 down from $5.99

Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (PS3) $5.99 down from $19.99

Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death (PS3) $2.99 down from $11.99

Sanctum 2 (PS3) $3.49 down from $14.99

Scott Pilgrim Ultimate Edition (PS3) $3.49 down from $14.99

Skull Girls Encore (PS3) $4.99 down from $14.99

Time & Eternity (PS3) $6.99 down from $19.99

Prices are in effect until Monday, October 20 at 12PM PST, and there’s 30 movies on sale too, all on a similar theme. Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help but think this may be Sony’s subtle way of taking the piss out of a certain contingent of online gamers…

As for me, I’m pickin’ up Battle Princess!

Time to test my new USA PSN account since I lost my old one.

(You can buy from USA PSN over seas it’s just fiddly and requires either a credit card registered to an American postal address or USA PSN prepaid network cards which you can buy e-versions of on Play Asia.)

I know I have followers who have a PS3!

what to do if you see someone picking:

anderjolras:

robobears:

don’t:

  • point it out
  • tell them to stop
  • physically try to stop them from picking
  • try to guilt them into not picking at that moment (eg. “please dont do this you know it hurts yourself :(“

do:

  • provide a distraction, physical or verbally
  • offer them something they enjoy to do
  • if you acknowledge their picking remind them that it’s ok if they can’t stop and you can help them clean up afterwards

this is all i can think of rn but feel free to add on!

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kimono-labo:

《今日の着物コーディネート》前回に引き続き「遠州木綿」の単衣着物のコーディネートです。節々に色糸が織り込まれたカラフルで上品な藤色の木綿着物に、大島紬を扱うブランド「nono(のの)」の名古屋帯を合わせました。こちらの名古屋帯は織り手さんにデザインをおまかせしているため、1点として同じものはできません。世界に一つだけのデザインです。大きめサイズの帆船の帯留めでレトロな印象に。

My wallet.. my heart… they both hurt so much at the sight of this kimono. I want it so bad.

mishamcfly:

nahshaw:

WHEN I WAS IN 8TH GRADE I DIDN’T HAVE A PHONE OR AN IPOD SO I WOULD LITERALLY PRINT OUT FANFICS AND READ THEM AT SCHOOL

remember the struggle, kids.

plays

yorkeantiquetextiles:

koro33rpm:

新井賀子さん 【錦繍銀華】Part5|風人花山

White kimono ensemble.  Japan