A Thousand Paper Cranes

I have mentioned the tradition of Senbazuru, or the act of making one thousand paper cranes to grant a wish before, and mentioned that I had an outfit in mind for that obi, but I was waiting for something. That something was a gigantic box of awesome from my dear darling Naomi and today that box arrived. I am going to be a busy blogger for the next few days, but here’s a little teaser.

One of the things from this box I was most eager for was the black haori with the orizuru (origami cranes) motif. My origami skills are lacklustre, to say the least, but I wanted to put together an outfit as a show of solidarity and hope for Japan. I will be taking better photos of the jacket soon but I was so excited to put the whole outfit together that I decided to do it today. There were a lot of modern dressing aids in the box too, and I thought they would save me a huge amount of time and effort. Boy, was I wrong! I think actually making a thousand paper cranes would have been less stressful and exhausting than the harrowing experience that was getting dressed today. In the end I broke down and did everything the old-fashioned way, and it worked out eventually. It may have been a hassle but I really like the way it turned out.

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  2. I see it, I see those black and rainbow flames!!!! ^^

    And also…..something furry in the box lol. Am I right in thinking it’s your cat? :p

    There’s something about this ensemble’s color combo that just says “sophisticated” to me.

    • That is indeed one of the cats XD They can smell an empty box from two floors away.

      The yukata is so amazing in person. I cannot wait for it to get warmer so I can wear it. It’s snowing today 😛

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