*gasps* Oh my word, I do believe I have found my absolute dream kimono!!! Ah, if only the kimono's base colour was cream!! Then it would truly be my no.1 wanted kimono of all time!
If I owned this, I would call it my Lord of the Rings kimono set. The mountain range and peaceful scenery motif of the kimono really makes me think of Lord of the Rings! I can't really say what scene it reminds me of at the moment, but the sleeve does make me think of the Valley of Imladris! The design along the hem makes me think of the Misty Mountains, perhaps being seen from afar along the Anduin, and Lothlorien, perhaps even Caras Galadhon in view at the side! *hearts*
The obi, with it ships and the sea, just reminds me of the Grey Havens, like when a new elf-ship leaves, and loved ones are left on the beach. Ahhhh <3
Sadly, I will never own this kimono set, because it's really really expensive! You know all those horror stories you hear about a kimono costing over a thousand dollars? This is one of them. Have a look here at the auction: CLICK!
Yeah... expensive. *sighs sadly* Ah well... I'll just have to be content with the scarce but beautiful pictures and maybe keep an eye out for a bolt of silk that may look similar to this, and test my sewing skills ;)