|Grey han-haba obi for men with subtle bat motif. This item can be found on ebay, and is not yet part of my personal collection, though it IS on my wishlist.|
|Swatch image of heavy-weight cotton hitoe with bat motif.|
I consider this heavier-weight cotton hitoe to be quite the lucky find, and I'm very glad to be able to include it in my personal collection. Because of the weight of the cotton, it really isn't ideal for summer wear, as a yukata would be, but its coloring, as well as the subtle gingham patterning make it quite suitable for wearing in the spring and fall. With a garment like this, the selection of the obi will really determine the overall seasonal feel. Though I have worn it on several occasions, I do not seem to have managed to get photos of any of those occasions. I do recall pairing it with the broken asanoha han-haba obi that was featured yesterday for a casual fall look.
We'll be back tomorrow to look at another flighty motif, Chocho (Butterflies)!