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Loon - Kitsuke Sketch by Kurokami-Kanzashi Loon - Kitsuke Sketch :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 6 1 Coyote Sketch by Kurokami-Kanzashi Coyote Sketch :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 6 3 Pearl Snowflake - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi Pearl Snowflake - FOR SALE :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 8 0 Autumn Fawn - Kitsuke Sketch by Kurokami-Kanzashi Autumn Fawn - Kitsuke Sketch :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 10 2 Golden Arabesque - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi Golden Arabesque - FOR SALE :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 13 0 Daisy Kusudama - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi Daisy Kusudama - FOR SALE :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 10 0 Sweet Sunshine - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi Sweet Sunshine - FOR SALE :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 12 0 Sunshine Baby - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi Sunshine Baby - FOR SALE :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 5 0 Winter Friends - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi Winter Friends - FOR SALE :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 5 0 Spanish Kiku - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi Spanish Kiku - FOR SALE :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 7 0 English Rose - SOLD by Kurokami-Kanzashi English Rose - SOLD :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 2 0 Ichimatsu - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi Ichimatsu - FOR SALE :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 1 0 Turning Maples - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi Turning Maples - FOR SALE :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 15 2 Soaring Crane - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi Soaring Crane - FOR SALE :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 2 0 Floating Sakura - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi Floating Sakura - FOR SALE :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 5 0 Plum and Drum - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi Plum and Drum - FOR SALE :iconkurokami-kanzashi:Kurokami-Kanzashi 6 1

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Nerjals Crown - handcrafted Tiara by Ganjamira Nerjals Crown - handcrafted Tiara :iconganjamira:Ganjamira 304 63 Griffin - parrot by GayGaal Griffin - parrot :icongaygaal:GayGaal 19 1 Floral Rainbow Snowflake by pinkythepink Floral Rainbow Snowflake :iconpinkythepink:pinkythepink 686 156 Mother Daughter Pendants by a-kid-at-heart Mother Daughter Pendants :icona-kid-at-heart:a-kid-at-heart 46 42 Resting Demon by Hachiretsu Resting Demon :iconhachiretsu:Hachiretsu 482 31 Tales of Zestiria Mikleo by LightningSilver-Mana Tales of Zestiria Mikleo :iconlightningsilver-mana:LightningSilver-Mana 11 2 Buddleia Butterfly Decoration by EarthBalanceCraft Buddleia Butterfly Decoration :iconearthbalancecraft:EarthBalanceCraft 12 0 Beautiful Demoiselle Dragonfly Suncatcher by EarthBalanceCraft Beautiful Demoiselle Dragonfly Suncatcher :iconearthbalancecraft:EarthBalanceCraft 11 0 Flame Flower Kanzashi - Hair comb Accessory by ArianeTatsu Flame Flower Kanzashi - Hair comb Accessory :iconarianetatsu:ArianeTatsu 47 0 Sakura Comb by Arleen Sakura Comb :iconarleen:Arleen 19 3 Antique ro silk maiko summer kimono by GothicLionheart Antique ro silk maiko summer kimono :icongothiclionheart:GothicLionheart 8 0 Summer maiko ensemble cosplay by GothicLionheart Summer maiko ensemble cosplay :icongothiclionheart:GothicLionheart 8 0 Skyrim daedric armour. Now with lights! by talkenia Skyrim daedric armour. Now with lights! :icontalkenia:talkenia 15 29 Harpy Eagle - Paper cut birds by NVillustration Harpy Eagle - Paper cut birds :iconnvillustration:NVillustration 58 10 Spiders! by nicsadika Spiders! :iconnicsadika:nicsadika 183 13 Sea turtle by nicsadika Sea turtle :iconnicsadika:nicsadika 146 4

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Loon - Kitsuke Sketch
Well, I'm getting ready for our "Into the Woods" Kitsuke Challenge for the 2019 Anime North Kimono Fashion Show. The idea of the challenge is to come up with an outfit inspired by the forest.

As usual, I've come up with a few potential outfits for myself this year. I'm hoping to hold a vote on which outfit you'd like to see me wear.

This is one of the more traditional ensembles I came up with this year. This outfit is inspired by the Common Loon, who's call is synonymous with the outdoors in Canada. It features my Higurashi, ro kurofurisode and a super cool holographic obi that I snagged a few months ago. I selected the Higurashi furisode because it's black and white patterns bring those of the loon to mind. The holographic obi also references the loon's white belly, and the pattern of sunlight under water (loons are divers). I'm hoping to commission a crochet caplet inspired by the coverup shown in the reference photos, but in white. The caplet's high neck mimics the loon's necklace pattern, while the net-like structure will hint at the loon's spots. Lastly, the caplet's fringe and the furisode sleeves will call to mind, the loon's feathered wings, while the pointed headdress is meant to look a bit like a bird's beak.
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Coyote Sketch
Well, I'm getting ready for our "Into the Woods" Kitsuke Challenge for the 2019 Anime North Kimono Fashion Show. The idea of the challenge is to come up with an outfit inspired by the forest.

As usual, I've come up with a few potential outfits for myself this year. I'm hoping to hold a vote on which outfit you'd like to see me wear.

This is my Coyote outfit. This is the one that will require the most work for me to finish if I wear it, as you can see in the photos, the jacket is incomplete. Yes, it is real, coyote fur - I understand this will not sit well with some, but there is a bit of a story behind this jacket. I found this coat tattered, with it's lining torn out, for sale at a bazaar. I felt it was disrespectful to the animals who gave their lives for this coat for it to be left to decay, unappreciated and unused in someone's basement. I decided to upcycle the coat and reline it with the fabric of an old tomesode. In doing this I also wanted to respect the animals who provided their fur, by ensuring that the fur will be used for it's intended purpose: to keep warm. Many people are unaware of this, but for fur garments to be warm, the fur must be on the inside of the garment to reflect one's body heat. If it is on the outside, it is purely decorative. This coat is already the warmest thing I've ever put on. 

The coat will be paired with my everyday winter boots and a pair of men's hakama that are otherwise too short for me. I may or may not include the pair of fox ears shown in the sketch, but I haven't decided yet.

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Pearl Snowflake - FOR SALE
This is a BRAND NEW one of a kind decorative kanzashi hair comb. This piece was fashioned from various faux pearl findings into the form of a snowflake, mounted on a wire comb. It also features three dangling bells that jingle gently when worn. This piece is approximately 3.5" in diameter and measures 4.75" from top to bottom with the falls and bells.

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/ca/listing/675672…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/293001359610?s…
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Autumn Fawn - Kitsuke Sketch
Well, I'm getting ready for our "Into the Woods" Kitsuke Challenge for the 2019 Anime North Kimono Fashion Show. The idea of the challenge is to come up with an outfit inspired by the forest.

As usual, I've come up with a few potential outfits for myself this year. I'm hoping to hold a vote on which outfit you'd like to see me wear.

This is my Autumn Faun outfit. I have an idea to create a sort of Victorian look with this outfit using a rather bouffant petticoat and an interesting manner of bustling the kimono. For this outfit, I've paired my "Chi" tsujigahana houmongi with a green, ruffled skirt, a brown corset and my super blingy, sequined cowboy boots. The outfit is finished with my fawn headdress and "Lorien's Leaves" earrings. I may even include my beaded elf ears and an LED necklace by Arcane Angel: www.facebook.com/Arcane-Angel-…
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Golden Arabesque - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Fukuro Obi. Fukuro Obi are semi-formal belts worn with kimono. They are characterized by being only partly patterned. Fukuro obi are usually worn with houmongi or furisode kimono. This obi likely originates in the Showa Period (1926 - 1989). This obi has beautiful pattern of arabesque florals. The obi is woven with gold threads.

I have inspected this obi in detail, and there is minimal noticeable damage. There is a fold line through most of the length of the obi, some faint stains and general patina. I believe this obi is 100% silk.

MEASUREMENTS:
401cm - Length
30.5cm - Width

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/ca/listing/686195…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/292982173527?s…
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New Items on Etsy! [December 07/11]

Journal Entry: Sun May 1, 2011, 4:24 PM
Today I've listed a couple of postcards and a print.  I've also added a new pair of vintage zori, since the ones I posted yesterday got sold.  And that's it!  I'm all listed out for the Christmas season.  Enjoy!

Violet Twilight by Qiu-Ling  Violet Twilight  Violet Twilight  Vintage Straw Zori - FOR SALE  
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MY ETSY SHOP
KurokamiKanzashi.etsy.com

CHRISTMAS CARDS
The Huron Carol I by Qiu-Ling   Peace on Earth by Qiu-Ling  Gloria in Excielsis Deo

KANZASHI:
Autumn Kiku by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Blossoming Peonies by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Blue Kiku by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Lime Green Butterfly Clips by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Cheery Plaid by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Fall Fire by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Fiery Fall Flower Pin by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Little Lime by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Autumn Maple by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Winter Maple by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Snow White by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Spanish Chrysanthemum Comb - SOLD by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Taisho Roman Clips by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Tsumami Christmas Ornaments by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Tsumami Christmas Ornaments II by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Pale Yellow Orchid Clips - FOR SALE

JEWELLERY
Channeling India - Pink by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Channeling India - Green by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Crystal Tears by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Dreamer's Jewels by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Green Drops by Kurokami-Kanzashi   The Heart's Tears by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Home is Where the Heart is by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Luna Moth Wings by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Purple Garden Necklace by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Ivory Rose Necklace by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Pink Rose Necklace and Earring Set by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Red Rose Earrings by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Sparkling Silver by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Sweet Floral - Pink by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Sweet Floral - White by Kurokami-Kanzashi   Wings of the Heart by Kurokami-Kanzashi

KIMONO
:thumb197569879:  :thumb200112021:  :thumb271844266:  :thumb272655270:  antiqueokobo1  Kimono Fabric Cutting Guide - Taisho Era  Purple Girl Synthetic Bolt for Girl's Kimono  Tsukesage Bolts - FOR SALE

PRINTS:
A Samurai Never Sleeps by Qiu-Ling   Autumn Maiko by Qiu-Ling   Butterfly Maiden - Christine by Qiu-Ling   Devil in a Red Dress by Qiu-Ling   Etheria by Qiu-Ling   The Four Seasons Robe by Qiu-Ling   Fuji Musume by Qiu-Ling   Hagoromo by Qiu-Ling   Ikkiichiyuu by Qiu-Ling   Koi Yin Yang by Qiu-Ling   The Lady of Lindisfael by Qiu-Ling   Lady Autumn by Qiu-Ling   Lady Spring by Qiu-Ling   Lady Winter by Qiu-Ling   Land of the Silver Birch by Qiu-Ling   Butterfly by Qiu-Ling   Mokuren by Qiu-Ling   Momiji Heian by Qiu-Ling   Momiji Oiran by Qiu-Ling   Phoenix Dragon by Qiu-Ling   O'er Quartzite Cliffs by Qiu-Ling   St Michael Defend us in Battle by Qiu-Ling   Shebahonaning by Qiu-Ling   Soft is the Song by Qiu-Ling   Spirit Dance by Qiu-Ling   Spring Maiko by Qiu-Ling   This is How I Miss You by Qiu-Ling   Toronto Maiko by Qiu-Ling   Twilight Phantoms - Painting by Qiu-Ling   With One Look... by Qiu-Ling  Dust in the Wind  Hawk Ridge - FOR SALE  Jewelled Wyvern - FOR SALE   Kisetsu and the Four Seasons Robe - FOR SALE  Northern Impressions - FOR SALE  Rebirth - FOR SALE

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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you for the favorites, it really means ever so much to me that you enjoy my artwork! I invite you to add me to your watch so that you can see all the future beaded and stitched pieces I have planned! :blowkiss: Just think of the sparkles... :squee:
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EmanuelJones Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist
Need all the support I can get for the Ministry and my family and business. I Thank God for what he is doing.
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TheBohoCraftsShoppe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018   Artisan Crafter
Thank you for favoriting my crafts-work! :heart:
Orange beaded brooch (available) by TheBohoCraftsShoppe
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TheBohoCraftsShoppe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018   Artisan Crafter
Thank you for favoriting my crafts-work! :heart:
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Rosalina1234 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello. Im hoping you could help me with how to, and where to buy a darari obi. Im trying to get one and add it to my collections yet i have no idea where to get one, if i would go to japan, could i go somewhere to get one? 

(im sorry about my english, its not my first language :) and thank youu!)
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GothicLionheart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave on my maiko photoshoot pic ^^ Also I love your work with kanzashi
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
Hello! I was wondering if you'd be interested in joining a Tsumami Zaiku group, :icontzartisans: to submit some of your beautiful gallery of tsumami zaiku kanzashi. If you're interested, please feel free to join! :heart: Bliss 
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Cassiuseos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Thank you!
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Moushi730 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
I can't wait to buy a kimono from you~ Do you have any that are... a little unusually tall? I'm pretty tall and can never find kimono that are long enough... 170 cm or greater is around what I'm looking for.
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