Monday, August 20, 2007

The Japanese Goods Shop-Giorno Brando

Well, my recent kimono shopping in Second Life has lead me to a little place in the Semple Truth Sim. The sim is an Asian-themed sim, with a shopping mall, Geisha Tea House, and if you explore beyond that there is a peaceful country-side where there is a huge Buddah statue or shrine (again very peaceful).

Most of the shops in the mall are scaled-down versions of many of the shop owners main shops and many will offer to teleport you to their main shop or give you a land mark to their other shops. Cherry Tokyo has a shop there (see previous post). I found my Geisha hair there (me sings "I love it")!

I perused through the area and found a shop that had kimonos that caught my eye (price and style!). The name of the shop is the Japanese Goods Shop, and is owned by Giorno Brando.
The pictures and prices of the kimono were very nice (free-200L). I purchased the Black Autumn Kimono and the Free Kimono. Then proceeded to do my normal routine of: taking pictures of the shop, and head home for more shots! lol!

Black Autumn Kimono

Ahh back home! I put on the Black Autumn Kimono (200L). This purchase included 2 collar styles, tabi, and zouri. Please feel free to click on a picture to see a larger image for detail purposes.

A close up shot to show the floral pattern detail at the bottom of the kimono and the sleeves
A back view of the kimono and obi

The colors of this kimono were beautiful and most notable to me was the obi tie and the floral detail. I enjoy clothing w/detail. I was pleased with this kimono.

Well, due to a computer problem, I lost the pictures that I took at the Semple Truth sim (frowns). So, I searched for more information on this vendor and find out that he has two other places. I teleport to the Mukuhari Location first [Giorno Brando, Makuhari (240, 194, 22)], then over to the Havelock location through a teleport located at the Mukuhari site [JAPANESE GOODS SHOP, Havelock (224, 134, 191)] Havelock Shrine.

The women's line of clothing. Price range from zero to 200 Lindens.

Men, this store has something for you too (see picture above)! The price range is the same as for the ladies (zero to 200 Lindens). GB has a few other accessories and goods in his store.

Rafael and I trying on our outfits at home.

The Free Kimono

This is the free Kimono that GB offers in his Japanese Goods Shop

At Majestic Dreams

At Antiquity Cove
Front view of Obi
Back view of the obi.
Artesia wearing free kimono at Antiquity Cove
Trying the black and white effect of a shot using the Midnight view.

Trying out my new Geisha AO. I love it! *Smiles
If you go to the shrine location,pull the rope at the shrine, then-Watch Out! lol (you will know what I mean!)!
This post has many pictures in it, but I wanted to give you a the details involved in kimono making as well as how the kimono will actually look in Second Life. I will add these and other pics to my flickr site soon.


CB said...

it is one of the place i visited when i did my last China Red set. i bought 5 different outfits there, most illustrated in my picture set.


Esmeralda said...

Thanks for this post. A friend of mine made a Japanese Garden. I told her about your blog and the referral to the GB store. Now she has a Kimono to go with her Japanese Style Garden. It is actually a very nice Kimono! Got one myself! grts Eppie

Artesia Beaumont said...

Well Thank you Code and Eppie!
I appreciate you comments!