Jun 10 2015 11 CommentsKimono chameleon Seeing a kimono is always a treat in Tokyo, but this particular sighting was that little bit more special due its oddly calming, almost chameleon-like qualities.
Beautiful. So elegant even sat waiting for a train.
Yes, a kimono pretty much always adds a bit of class to proceedings. As you say, even if that does only involve catching a train.
I’m kind of an authoritarian believing that all Japanese women should be required to wear kimono at least once a month. However, that is a rather drab kimono and the shawl is an odd accessory give the season.
Definitely on the subdued side, but in this context at least I liked it, as she sort of blended in. Agree about the shawl. Hadn’t even thought about it to be honest. But yeah, on a day approaching 30 degrees, it does seem more than a tad unnecessary.
Hans ter Horst says
Very balanced composition with the woman on the opposite side just off centre causing a nice tension.
You have the Seijin no Hi to look forward to in January with all the 20 year olds in their kimonos, just a matter of being outside the council hall at the right time with your camera 🙂
Cheers. One of those rare occasions when everything was set up perfectly. Just a case of positioning myself and pressing the shutter. Easy!
Yes, always a fun day. I always try and catch those new adults out and about in an everyday places, but with less of them, such moments are getting increasingly harder to find…
Cool picture. And indeed the symmetry of everything in this photo is awesome. Lots of straight lines everywhere. One of my favorites of recent.
Cheers. Very nice to hear. A lucky moment when everything was set up perfectly.
Always interesting to hear what kind of photos/scenes people like. It’s all so subjective that it helps to hear other people’s ideas and opinions.
Thanks, I was pleased with that one.
I used to struggle with the titles, but was well chugged when I found a wity one. 🙂