Friday, 21 December 2007

Word of the Week

白い しろ・い shiro.i
Meaning: white
Type: i-adjective
Word use: 白い帯 shiroi obi
Meaning: white obi
Symbolism: purity, cleanliness
Tidbits of knowledge: White is considered to be the second highest level of formality after black for kimono. Also, for tabi and han-eri, plain white is always more formal than patterned and coloured ones.

My newest white and gray obi:

White juban can be both formal and informal:

A large number of my kimono are white-based:

Lovely white-based kimono with pink sakura blossoms, from

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