Kimono Gal Square Postcard
Asako | 麻子
I drew Asako for my dear cousin who is expecting to meet her baby soon!
The haori (kimono jacket) that Asako is wearing has an 'asa' (hemp) pattern on it which symbolises the healthy growth of babies and children. Since it's getting colder over here, I visualised lovely and warm autumn colours for her.
The brilliant thing about wearing kimono is that unlike Western garments where your body has to fit the clothes, the kimono fits to your body shape instead. One kimono can easily accommodate the constantly changing figure of an expectant mum because you can adjust the kimono to fit your body shape every time you wear it.
There's also handy gaps in the armpit areas of all women's kimono called 'miyatsuguchi' (身八つ口) which can used for breastfeeding babies without having to adjust the kimono much at all.
‘Asako’ Kimono Gal Square Postcard
My digitally illustrated Kimono Gal featuring Asako
1 x square postcard (15cm x 15cm)
Silky matte 300gsm card stock