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Article: Part 1: Stripes and streaks

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Part 1: Stripes and streaks


When it comes to stylish kimonos, striped patterns are a must.

Even though they are only striped, the variety of them is astounding.

Stick stripes, komochi stripes, taki stripes, bonito stripes, wobbling stripes, etc.

It also represents the fine Edo komon that looks plain from a distance to my farsighted eye.

Striped Sensuji, Mansuji, Hair Mansuji.

Somehow, there are Kabuki actors and Yumeji Takeshita who loved striped kimonos.

There are only people who feel sexy in that way. (Personal opinion!)

According to Google Master, this pattern became explosively popular during the Edo period.

An idol from that era? It seems that it became popular among the general public because it was liked by Kabuki actors, and now that I think about it, I remember seeing it often in ukiyo-e and other places.

Also, the striped pattern that we now know is perfect for making your outfit look sleek and giving you a ``stylish'' impression.

However, depending on the pattern and width of the stripes, it may look unfashionable, so be careful!

(Very personal opinion!)

The more I asked Master Google , the more profound and interesting he became, and I found myself daydreaming, ``It would be cool if I could dress like this.'' (lol)

When we talk about people who are internally stylish, we can't ignore the fact that they have a certain ``one thing in common'' temperament. (I think.)

After all, “stylish people” like stripes! (lol)

Come on! For now, let's go out wearing a striped kimono! (Appearance is important!)

               Kimiko Ishikawa

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