It's been a crazy couple of months, but Middlebury was fantastic. 日本語が話せます！ w00t and all that good stuff. Lots of pics, lots of kimono, some bellydance ga arimasu yo! My psychadelic rooster obi to the rescue!
and last but not least: blurry, but a decent action shot- I'm isolating so well my head and torso are moving and anything from my hips down isn't (yeah I'm humble, I know :P)
I'm a kimono-addicted belly dancer. I've started a modest collection of vintage and new kimonos and obis and I'm learning how to dress myself in them. I'm pretty much obsessed with learning anything and everything about japanese textiles. I also make some of my own bellydance costumes. I've been dancing for 5 years now and am working up to giving professional quality performances. This is family-oriented stuff so no pervy comments allowed!