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Item code: ck80

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Women’s Vintage Japanese Haori


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  • A gorgeous, girl’s kimono and hifu (waistcoat), with bow kanzashi (hair decoration).

  • Synthetic fabric

  • The white ties are used to fasten it (see instruction below. They are usually then covered by an obi sash, though can be worn without the obi or have the ties removed easily and a sash used instead. A soft heko obi is ideal for a child’s kimono and just winds round the waist twice, then tied in a big bow at the back

  • Children’s traditional, Japanese clothing is always worn with tucks loosely stitched into the outside of the shoulders. These can easily be reduced to enlarge the garments when the child grows, though the Japanese do not remove the tucks at all. They are very loosely stitched, so easy to open out. If you prefer, the tucks can just be removed entirely

  • 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

  • Kimono Fronts: Kimonos are worn with left front on top of right, by both males and females. The Japanese use the phrase phrase, ‘left over rice’, to remember this. They are only worn the other way round by corpses

  • 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)

Condition:
Excellent

Measurements:
Kimono:
Sleeve end to sleeve end: 88cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam: 43cm
Sleeve depth 55cm
Length: 74cm
Hifu:
Length: 51.5cm

Sizing:
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. You can get a rough idea of the length and size, as most haori are roughly the same size, from the photos further down this page, below this haori’s photos, where you can see some modelled by a UK size 10 woman who is 155cm (5’ 1”) tall and about 125 cm from wrist to wrist.

Haori Information below the photos

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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.
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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 wear something so clearly Japanese with my everyday type clothing, something that's very striking and so different from what I see other people wearing. I think of them as one of Japan's secret treasures.

    * Visit the
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    * Visit the
    Men's Haori section of my site*

    * See lots of versatile haori being modelled, on my Featured Blog Page:
    Haoris Galore - stylish haori kimono jackets being modelled *


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