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2 Piece, Boys' Silk Ensemble 2 Piece, Boys' Silk Ensemble
Item code: ck79

Price: £97.50

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Child’s Vintage Kimono


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Description:
  • Photos below.

  • A boy’s silk kimono and haori ensemble, for Shichi-go-san celebrations. Lovely textile art depicting Mount Fuji and rocks in flowing water, on a tasteful grey background. The blue mon (crests) are bellflower. The kimono underneat is plain grey silk, the design is on the haori. This can be worn but would also make a lovely display item. Boys’ garments are a ood size for display; big enough to be bold but not requiring anywhere near as much space as adult ones. This one is more elegantly subdued in colour and pattern than most boys’ ones.

  • Silk

  • Made and bought in Japan

  • The kimono is fastened with the attached front ties. You thread the tie on the inner front edge out through the armhole and round to the back, then take the one on the outer front edge round to the back and tie them. An obi/sash is usually worn on top, such as a soft heko obi, though, with the ties, not essential

  • Japanese children traditionally wear them with big tucks loosely stitched into the outside of the shoulders and round the waist. The tucks, if still in the garments, are very loosely stitched and can be easily removed to enlarge the garments.

  • Kimono Fronts: Kimonos are worn with left front on top of right, by both men and women. The Japanese use the phrase, ‘left over rice’, to remember this

  • The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care, which is why they stay in such exceptional condition. Some of my Japanese garments have large, white stitching (shitsuke) round the edges. The Japanese put these stitches in to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment


To see an example of a child wearing a pretty kimono, tied with a heko obi, click here (Note* not the kimono in this listing)


Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only

Condition:
Excellent

Measurements approx:
Sleeve end to sleeve end 112cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 32cm
Length 106cm
Weight approx.1 kilo

Japanese clothing is usually of adjustable fit, being mostly wrap-over or tie-to-fit items, so most garments fit a range of sizes. Because of this (and only really knowing my own size anyway) I can't really advise anyone on the fit. Please judge fit from the measurements given. Measure from centre back of neck, along shoulder and down the arm to the wrist, then double that and compare it with the sleeve end measurement to judge sleeve length.


Photos:
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If shown with a sash, the sash is not included; for display purposes only

   

   

   

   

Below shows a way to display a child’s kimono, with a simply made, wooden stand. They also look fabulous displayed hung on a wall on a simple rod or bamboo pole, threaded through the sleeves and hung from a loop of string in the centre, with the kimono’s fronts pulled out and pinned or tacked to the sleeves


Kimono Information:
  • Fastening: all kimonos require an obi or some sort of sash to hold them closed; these are always bought separately. They use a combination of koshi himo _soft ties), date-jime (narrow under obi) and outer top obi. Think of it like trousers and a tee shirt, you don't wear either garment just on its own, you always wear them together but you buy them separately and mix and match; it is the same with kimono and obi.

  • Storage: The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care, which is why they stay in such exceptional condition. Some of my Japanese garments have white stitching (shitsuke) round the outside edges. The Japanese put these stitches in to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment

  • Hang up your kimono for a few hours prior to wearing, to remove fold creases

  • Cedarwood or lavender essential oil keeps moths away, don't get it on the fabric, apply near it, on the box, wrapper, drawer etc or on a tissue.

  • Kimono Fronts: Kimonos are worn with left front on top of right, by both men and women

  • Length: To shorten a man’s kimono, make a fold/tuck at the waist and stitch it just very loosely in place, with the fold on the inside. The stitch line won’t show when the kimono is on, since the obi sits on top of it.

  • Cleaning: Be very cautious about washing kimonos. I would advise only dry cleaning for silk ones and for most synthetic ones. Some synthetic or cotton kimonos can be gently hand washed but the dyes can run even in some of those, so consider that before washing. Do not machine wash, as it can rip off the sleeves

  • Uses: Kimonos can, of course, be worn but also make wonderful display items. If short of space for displaying one, consider a child’s kimono or a haori, which are just as striking and beautiful but require less space. Many men’s haori have wonderful designs on the lining and have hidden seams, so can be displayed inside out

  • Colour: Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only

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Additional Information
One must bear in mind that most are vintage items, which I strive to describe accurately and honestly. A very few smell of mothballs or a touch of vintage mustiness, most do not. This can be aired out and this can be speeded up by tumble drying the dry garment at warm. I usually mention it in the listing if one does but one must bear it in mind as a possibility when buying vintage and antique items.
Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently, so colour in photos is purely a guideline, as I can't foresee how your monitor will display it. While I try to describe colour sometimes, a description often conjures up one colour to one person but may suggest a different colour to another, so, again, colour description is just a guide to colour.

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Japanese Haori Kimono Jackets - The Stylish, Japanese, Easy-Wear Option

Japan's Secret Treasure

A haori kimono jacket is an exquisite, easy to wear, traditional Japanese jacket that looks wonderful worn either casually with jeans or dressed up with evening wear. It's a long Japanese jacket, with deep, kimono style, swinging sleeves; always in lovely fabrics, often with lavish designs on the back. Men's haori have the sleeves attached most of the way down the body, like their kimonos do, and tend to be plainer on the outside than women's ones but men's often have exquisite designs on the lining. Haori kimono jackets, unlike kimonos, do not need a sash or obi; they are either worn open or loosely fastened at centre front with a himo tie but, although the Japanese don't wear them with a sash, they also look fabulous cinched in at the waist with a belt. Haori kimono jackets mix perfectly with western world style clothing, so are a great way of adding that touch of Japan to your wardrobe.

Haoris seem to be a well kept Japanese secret. We, over here in the West, all know about their lovely kimonos but few have ever even heard of haoris and it was long after I started my kimono collecting that I discovered these jackets that the Japanese sometimes wear on top of their kimonos.

I was focused only on kimonos, but eventually I bought a haori, just to see what it was like. From then on I was hooked. I love that I can now publicly wear something so clearly Japanese, very striking and so different from what I see other people wearing. I think of them as one of Japan's secret treasures.

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