Friday, 7 December 2007

Word of the Week

紅葉 もみじ momiji

Meaning: (Japanese) maple
Type: noun
Explanation: Generally, non-Japanese use this word to describe maple leaves, as illustrated below.
Season: Autumn
Most commonly found in: kimono, obi

My red momiji kimono, and an upclose detailed picture:

The detailing on my red momiji and butterfly obi:

A red furisode with momiji patterns*:

* - again, this is an old picture and I do not have the source written down somewhere. In all likelihood, this is probably a kimono from a Japanese kimono rental website.

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