Hinotori Higure - Firebird Sunset
Well, I've been working on an phoenix themed oiran ensemble for an upcoming cosplay. As I searched for a red juban or kimono that would be suitable for layering I came accross this beauty. I was a bit iffy about purchasing this one because it was a furisode and therefore not entirely suited to my ensemble. Also, it appeared rather orange in the auction photos.
In the end I decided to take a chance and go for this furisode. I must admit I am not disappointed! It ended up being a nice cadmium red rather than orange! And the motif is so elegant. This kimono features beautiful phoenixes, falling leaves and the sunset.
I was hoping to get photos of myself wearing this kimono among the fall colours in Killarney, but the weather didn't co-operate.