I legit thought it only lasted a week or two and was shocked when I learned otherwise.
Because to acknowledge the length of the protests/boycotts is to suggest that the United Stated resisted the right thing. They like to pretend like the country just didnt know what it was doing and only had to be tapped gently on the shoulder before it changed everything. They don’t want people to know that the country clung to its racism for almost a decade after the movement really started. Hell, they act like rosa parks, the million man march and the civil rights act all happened in one year or less. It didnt.
This beautiful geometric kimono sprinkled with big yellow roses is paired with an obi covered in ‘kaki’, the Japanese persimmon that are absolutely EVERYWHERE during the fall season. The kaki trees are so productive that many people resort to giving away the fruits, and in the shops they sell for just a few dozen yen each.
Traditionally excess kaki would be dried outside the house, under the rafters, and referred to as “hoshigaki” 干し柿 literally “dried persimmons”.
The association in this coordination between the bright orange, deep burgundy and pale yellow is a very complex one, with no other saturated colors to balance the orange. The orange definitely stands out not only with brightness but with its saturation alone. Next to it, the burgundy looks almost black, and the yellow nearly green. This gives the illusion of the roses and black leaves actually echoing the green in the persimmons, even though there is NO green in the kimono!
I am always impressed with Modern Antenna’s use of color and this is no exception. I would put a colored eri (collar) on the juban as well, to break up those violently contrasting diamonds in the kimono.