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A World Away by MorningMiracle A World Away by MorningMiracle
A World Away

Photograph by: :iconmenghua: Meng Hua Shen ( [link]!)

Taken at: Little Tokyo, Makati


This is another of the shots from the "Wafuku Street" coffee table book. :)

The most difficult thing with the outfit is the uchikake, of course... It was very heavy. Meng's boyfriend helped out by carrying the train for me as we moved around the street to find nice spots. We couldn't have it dragging over the pavement, after all. The people in Little Tokyo seemed really amused by us (me and :iconsetsuka07: were both fully done up) and even took photos while we did the shoot.

They might have thought we were mascots? (lol)

Again, everything I'm wearing comes from Archie's Aunt Michiko. When she found out that Archie was nurturing a group of girls here who were trying to emulate becoming geiko, she was so happy that she sent over so many things to us, including kimono and fabric. The katsura I'm wearing was hers, and worn for the first time after decades. This is because Michiko-san's own daughters had gone to America, and thought that geisha culture was antiquated and had no interest. So Michiko-san was very happy to hear that somewhere, a geisha-loving girl will wear her kimono again, even if she does come from a whole world away.

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MinorFiction Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply elegant and perfectly beautiful. A living doll. Well done.
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Teacup456 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so gorgeous 0w0
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Pearlsdiner Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Lovely kimono, lovely girl, lovely picture!
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AnimeNotHuggs3467 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist
Gorgeous!
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alangbanyu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
beutifull art,,,,,,,,,
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justanotaku9 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wonder where you can get a kimono in america
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zuliko-forever Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer

Are you comfortable with ordering offline?^^*
Ebay works well....There's also another site,Ichiroya.com...they ship to the U.S.,though,some of the kimono are a bit expensive.^^;
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justanotaku9 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i looked on ebay and i know kiminos are expenive like a wedding dress but i really want one. ill just get ine when i go to japan
tanks anyway!
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AnimeNotHuggs3467 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist
Kimono Market Sakura is an awesome place to get a beautiful Kimono or Yukata they range from $40-$100 and have all the accesories you could think of! They are also reasonably priced and when I ordered my Yukata I recived it in three days!
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justanotaku9 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow really!?
thx a lot
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