When I drew it I kept in mind several kimono I've seen. All of them had a simple pattern and were austere enough. Even wedding kimono I've seen once is much less fancy than those which artists usually like to draw.
Oh my, I love the calm atmosphere in this~. I love shiny stuff but seeing her always so bright hurts my eyes ;A;. So seeing her like this is nice, not to mention she and her fan and kimono look pretty =w=
Yuyuko and her butterflies always give me this 'Fatal Frame 2' vibe. Like in this one, but blue instead of crimson~ *gets shot*
I'm very glad you enjoy this picture, young lady. For some reasons it's hard to me to create an atmosphere as peaceful as here. Generally speaking, I succeeded in creating calm pictures only two or three times, if I remember well.