Vintage & Antique Japanese Kimonos & Collectables


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Cotton Tabi Fukusuke Brand 27.5cm

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Cotton Tabi Fukusuke Brand 27cm

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Cotton Tabi Fukusuke Brand 28cm

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Crisp White & Gold Strap Silver Geta

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Cute Pink Rose - Silver Geta

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Cute Red Shigure Zori

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Cute Spotty Zori

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Dark Red Strap Zori

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Dianthus Tabi

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Dragon & Shogi Black Setta 26.5cm

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Dragon & Shogi Black Setta 27.5cm

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Dragon & Shogi Cream Setta 25cm

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Dragon & Shogi Cream Setta 26.5cm

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Dragon & Shogi Cream Setta 27.5cm

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Dragon Tabi

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Edamame Soy Beans Tabi

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Embroidered Cat Tabi 23cm - 24cm

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Embroidered Cat Tabi 25cm - 26cm

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Embroidered Flowers Purple Zori

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Embroidered Pretty Zori

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Embroidered Roses Purple Zori

# fz43

Embroidered Zori

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Floral Embroidered Black Zori

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Floral Tabi 22 - 25cm

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Flowery Tabi

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Frog Blue Tabi

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Frog Short Tabi

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Frog Tabi

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Frog Turquoise Short Tabi

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Frog Turquoise Tabi

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Frog Yellow Short Tabi

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Frogs Pink Long Tabi

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Grape coloured Zori 22.5

# fz33

Green Stretch Tabi 22-24cm

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Grey Stretch Tabi 22-24cm

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Hearts on Light Coral Geta B

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Hearts on Purple Geta A

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Hearts on Purple Geta B

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Hearts on Purple Geta C

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High Quality Black Cotton Tabi - 26cm

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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.

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