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Wafuku Street Teaser by MorningMiracle Wafuku Street Teaser by MorningMiracle
Models: Me (right) :iconmorningmiracle: and :iconsetsuka07: (left)

Photographer: Meng Hua Shen

Taken at: Little Tokyo, Makati (November 30, 2009)

Teaser for Meng Hua Shen's coffee table book called "Wafuku Street: Japanese Fashion Trends Through the Lens".
Setsuka-chan and I were picked to be models--yay~!

It was so much fun--I hope to do something like this again soon!

Note: Setsuka's kimono are all hers, mine and the wig were lent by Archimedes Belardo. :) Both outfits are from his Aunt, Michiko, who used to be a geisha, but because of economic crisis, was forced to shut down her okiya years ago. We girls of the Hinotori will do our very best to somehow in our own little way make her proud. :)
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NamieDanielle Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Such beautiful faces!
MezyMinzy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im so jealous T_T You look so beautiful!
I was reading the story on these last few pictures on how you got the kimono, and I have to say that you are very lucky! Ever since I was a child I have also loved geisha and wanted to be one, however that is nearly impossible here (I live in Canada) as there are none sold here, and if they were, they would be more costume-kimono then the real thing. Yours are so beautiful!!!

I didn't know that there were still okiya's running in Japan anymore. I figured the geisha lifestyle died out long ago. Your pictures make me hopeful to know that maybe one day Ill be able to see a geisha myself in real life!
Silver-Willow04 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn. THe one on the right is showing a LOT of collar... i think exposing the juban a bit on the right side of the collar?
How come she is wearing uchikake?
MorningMiracle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, the one on the right side was me. ^^; I know, my collar slipped! Aah, so embarrassing... ^^; Everything on me was so heavy, I didn't notice until the shots were seen.

Funny incident about it: Some nice Japanese people were in Little Tokyo during the shoot. They saw I had a hard time with all the clothing, and so after a few of the shots, they came up to me and offered to help straighten it out. XD That helped quite a bit afterwards.

Oh! And the uchikake, it was especially lent to me by a kimono shop owner friend of ours to wear especially for this shoot. :) It made good addition to feature for the book. :)
Junki3star Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Very nice =D!
PsychoPuffle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Student
So pretty :D
MorningMiracle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
O///O Thank you so very much! *bows*
PsychoPuffle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Student
You're welcome:D
pumpkin-sushi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Little tokyo is the perfect place for a photoshoot :love: You guys are such lovely models~! :hug:
MorningMiracle Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. ^^ And yes, Little Tokyo was absolutely wonderful~!
KoudelkaW Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Wonderful shot :)
MorningMiracle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~ I'm sure Miss Meng would be very happy to hear that!
hidarime-images Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009   Photographer
This is just such a beautiful image, it looks absolutely timeless.
MorningMiracle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. ^^ *bows* This was a wonderful shoot.
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December 2, 2009
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Focal Length
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Date Taken
Nov 30, 2009, 1:33:12 AM


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