Vintage & Antique Japanese Kimonos & Collectables





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Tatou Shi - White Kimono Storage Wrapper Tatou Shi - White Kimono Storage Wrapper
Item code: xw3

Price: £9.40

Available: 28

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Europe: £11.75
Rest of World: £18.95
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Tatou-Shi Obi/Kimono Storage Wrapper

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Select your world region on the Shopping Cart page. Mail/shipping insurance is REQUIRED FOR ALL ADDRESSES OUTSIDE UK and can be purchased on the Mail Insurance page. One insurance fee per package, with a maximum weight of 2 kilos. Note* Item's price does not include shipping or insurance. Insurance fee payment is optional only for UK addresses and is required for each package sent to addresses outside the UK. See Postage section of site.

Description:
  • Photos below.

  • OUTSIDE UK - all customers from outside the UK must purchase Mail Insurance (purchase one Mail Insurance for each package - a package can contain more than one purchased item, package maximum weight is 2 kilos).

  • Photos below.

  • This is one kimono tatou-shi, a special, kimono storage wrapper, sometimes also called tatoshi or tatogami. These are hard to find, so, when I run out, it is very unlikely that I shall get more.

  • Fold your kimono the traditional way and lay it inside the wrapper, then tie it closed. Kimonos should not be hung on standard coat hangers, as this puts too much strain on the seams and fabric, due to their shape and most being hand sewn

  • It is made from acid free, thick, Japanese paper, specially designed to contain one (or more, if you wish) Japanese kimono. It has ties i outside to hold it closed. The Japanese use these to store and protect their kimonos and obi.

  • It will be sent to you folded

  • A touch of lavender or cedarwood essential oil on the outside of the wrapper (or stored on a tissue beside it) will also help keep moths away. Do not let oil come into contact with the actual obi fabric. A pouch of dried lavender works too

  • The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care, which is why they stay in such exceptional condition


Measurements:
Width 35 cm when closed
Length 87 cm when closed

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.
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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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.

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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.

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