Spring Cherry Blossom Kimono Photoshoot
It’s Spring, and the cherry blossoms are beautiful, amidst the very dreary weather the past weeks. They don’t last a long time, so despite the very drizzly day, we decided to go out, and take advantage of their presence before they are gone for the season. Braving the rain and being the very otaku-hearted people that we are, we went out to immortalize the very Japanese-ish scenes around the town and in Olympia.
During my last visit to the Philippines in November, I met up with Japanese culture enthusiast Archie Gavina Belardo, a mainstay and often exhibitor at local bazaars and conventions selling authentic Japanese merchandise. To my surprise, he presented me with kimonos. I wore one of them for this photoshoot.^_^
Just to test out the lighting, we took a couple of shots near the neighbor’s fence. Can you tell? 😛
It was a Sunday, and the weather wasn’t friendly, but somehow that turned into a blessing in disguise (I suppose) for us. There were no people around to disturb our mini photoshoot, it felt as if the places we went to were reserved especially for us. ^_^ I am pleased with how this turned out, and so I plan to do more season-inspired photoshoots in the future. Hope you enjoy this set.
Kimono set: Archie Gavina BelardoApril 26th, 2011
Tama-kanzashi and earrings set: Charles Murray
Camera: Canon PC1309