I humbly thank Morukai-bozu for his kind words, no matter how little my skills
measure up to his praise...
Also, Makiwara-dono, I will surely pass on your greetings to Krit. She has
mentioned you (Jehanne) many times, although until this moment I was not
sure that you were the same person. I am sorry I was not resident in the area
when you still lived in the East. I can assure you that she does not (nor do I)
wear Tanaka's clothing anymore - not even when fighting. We do, however,
still occasionally borrow from Sofia (although we have resolved to stop that as
her Heian no longer fits our taste for smaller sleeves, or koshimake) :-)
On the side, if anyone has any suggestions of reference material for period
bonsai and bonsai techniques, I would be most grateful.
--- In email@example.com
, "makiwara_no_yetsuko" <
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Heidi Lyn" <akeakemai@a...> wrote:
> > Mundanely I am known as Heidi Lyn, in the society for the past
> several years I
> > have been known as Lady Medb ingen Loingsigh. My cousin (Lady
> > le Fay) and I (and several other members of our immediate social
> group) have
> > been pulled ever more stongly to Japanese persona.
> I'm not sure if we've met, but please send my regards to Kryt and ask
> her if she's still wearing Tanaka's clothing. ;-> (She knows me as
> Jehanne, not Makiwara).
> > Our strong interest is in recreating fairly late period persona
> (due to our
> > interest in later period arts and sciences), and would appreciate
> any help in
> > patterns, hints, textile patterns, etc. We have been stymied by the
> > information currently online and I, personally, am overjoyed to
> think that
> > someone with greater expertise may post such information in the
> I promise I'll do something one of these days (as soon as real life
> allows me to!) since there seems to be a need. In the meantime, have
> you seen the "kosode sketch" jpeg. at
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sca-jml/files/ yet? It'll at least give
> you an idea of the proportions of a late period kosode.