"I always thought Mulan’s pre-warrior design was a little too much like a Japanese geisha as opposed to a Chinese maiden. It bugs me more than it should, but if Disney wanted to go for accuracy, Mulan shouldn’t even be allowed outdoors before she runs away, nor her mother or grandmother! In Ancient China, noble women had their own separate chambers in the family home and were never allowed to come into contact with men who weren’t related/married to them"

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Setsubun 2014 with (firth row and left to right) the maiko Korin and the maiko Kimihiro and (second row and left to right) the maiko Satoharu, the maiko Tanefumi, the maiko Miena dancing “Himesanja”, my favorite dance! (Source)

Sometimes I need to post some pictures of some formal kimono and today I found these 3 photos… It’s breathtaking! I prefere the Korin’s one because the peony motifs are just sooo stunning and with the paon motifs make me in love with this formal kimono *w* (But the Satoharu’s one is very original too) And you what is your favorite between these five formal (and stunning) kimono?