- 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.
- 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
Please be aware