You May Kiss The Bride!

wedding kimono, TokyoWe stumbled upon this scene (a wedding fair? a rehearsal?) in Kyoto and were so hooked we forgot all about the Ginkakuji Temple and other things we were to see that day.

Here are some lampshades I made with wedding kimonos.

If only these embroideries could speak!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA– Would look fabulous on a crystal lamp base, don’t you think?

The bride shook her fringe – ‘Yes, it would’ – she said and for a moment immersed herself in the memories of that day – with guests arriving early and the butterflies in her stomach when he looked at her, painted white from head to toe, as was the custom 30 years ago, wearing that bridal kimono her father spent a fortune on – she knew it was worth it.

Many years on – it still was.