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Beautiful Peacocks Houmongi

A silk houmongi kimono, with striking peacocks. This kimono has yuzen textile art. Yuzen means hand painted textile art, applied by specialist artisans. Yuzen kimonos are especially expensive and revered. A garment such as this is a labour of love created by traditional craftsmanship

An awashe, (lined) kimono


Made and bought in Japan

Type: A houmongi kimono. Houmongi are visiting wear kimonos. The pattern continues over seams of houmongi kimonos. They are more formal than iro muji, komon and a bit more formal than tsukesage kimonos but less formal than tomesode


Sleeve end to sleeve end 125cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam (yuki) 61cm
Length 151cm

Beautiful Peacocks Houmongi

SKU: wk623
£350.00 Regular Price
£297.50Sale Price
  • Kimono require a sash to hold them closed. This is always bought separately. Men usually wear a kaku obi with their kimono or, casually at home, a soft heko obi

    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. Check length given for the garment, then measure from base of back of your neck down to judge that length on you
    Also 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

    Some of my garments have white stitching (shitsuke) round the outside edges to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment

    Cleaning: Be very cautious about washing kimonos. All cleaning is done entirely at your own risk, as is standard with all vintage garments and items. I would advise only dry cleaning

    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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