Saturday, 8 July 2006

Opening at The Van Gogh

It was so much fun! After asking the samurai and another friend and both couldn't go I decided to ask my dearest teacher from art-school to accompany me. Good choice as if going with daddy ^_^
As you can see I decided on the iro-tomesode. It was a forced decision, because I was spending the week not at home but in Amsterdam I took two kimono with me, this one and the tsugesage. Thursday morning I still didn't know which one I would wear. Then my boss called, asking if he could use my doll (that was standing dressed up in the store) as display in his corner at the Van Gogh. Of course I said yes, but there was a boring wool kimono on the doll. Really not appropriate for The Van Gogh
So I said I would come to the store and redress the doll, with my tsugesgae, I did feel ok about that one being in a public area of the museum and not the antique iro tomesode! He said no come to the museum and re dress the doll there. Wow! I could go to the museum, using the backdoor! Really cool! ^_^ I re-dressed the doll many people looked and asked me questions many Japanese people complemented me (the Van Gogh is very popular by Japanese, well all tourists really) And then a beautiful Japanese girl in kimono came up to me with an older lady also beautifully dressed in kimono sighing about the ro and smiling at me (surprisingly they both didn't wear ro?!) Then they told me the youngest woman would dance that evening... guess what? Fuji Musume... So I saw Fuji Musume again and now performed by a woman... It was wonderful very graceful very elegant the hands the feet the head every little move meant something nothing was by accident and this time (other then with kabuki) it was right before my nose... Yes I felt completely exhilarated and in love ... again! After the dance and after all the pictures and hand shaking I went up to her thanking her for her wonderful performance and telling her she looked so very lovely and wonderful. Very Japanese she thanked me for attending and watching her performance, very sweet she was so charming! As where the ladies accompanying her... lovely lovely. It was a nice ego boost night for me, most people loved my kimono dress and many Japanese ladies where surprised I dressed myself and told me I looked better then many Japanese ladies in kimono *blush* And that I should never feel ashamed and just wear kimono because I wore it very well. Thank you dear ladies I feel flattered and happy, i still need to learn a lot, but will wear kimono out more often from now on ^_^
A lot of men took my picture, now I need a way to get them myself.
This lady took a lot of pictures of me also together with Fuji Musume luckily she turned out to be a friend of my teacher so I will get at least these pictures yippy! Because the pictures made by the sponsor canon aren’t really nice *blush*
Ok bed time
More dreaming about kimono, samurai, art, Japan..............
Oh and a house in Amsterdam... I found a place to live! Yes!

5 comments:

katie said...

愛らしい!

Anonymous said...

Your Daddy looks so happy and proud of you! You look really nice in that lavender irotome :)

Misuchi said...

*blush* thank you... I think I look red and flushed... it was so hot...

ShiryuNoHomare said...

You choose the good one for the opening... i prefer the irotomesode to the tsugesage, although it is a nice one and i adore momiji pattern... I envy you, i'm a fan of kabuki ( tamasaburo bando is my favorite ) but never had occasion to see actor in real like you ! lucky u :)
Ryokan building is almost finished and i hope i can open it for next ski season... i finally found old edo kimono tansu to store my dear items :) friendly regards...
Franck

Misuchi said...

Thank you Franck! That is very kind of you, yes I like the iro too, it's so sweet. And kabuki in real life is amazing! I am still dreaming of it... You know they (or a group) might come to Paris or even Lyon (wouldn't that be closer to you?) And you get the change to see kabuki before you know.
Great you found a tansu! It's always a good feeling knowing your items are stored nicely, isn't it?