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Beautiful Rare Bamboo Branches Kimono


  • A beautiful and rare, houmongi (hōmongi) kimono, with bamboo on black silk. Touches of gold embroidery and a very unsusual Hokan makijiku mon (crest). Hokan makijiku is one of the traditional lucky items, the scroll of the sutra, representing the Buddhist scriptures. This is a yuzen kimono, which means the textile art was hand painted by Japanese artisans.
  • Lots more photos HERE
  • Made and bought in Japan 
  • Type: A houmongi kimono (hōmongi) usually has a pattern around the hem and sleeve and sometimes up over the body of the kimono. On houmongi, the pattern joins up at over the seams. Houmongi means visiting dress and they are less formal than tomesode but more formal than tsukesage or komon kimono. It replaces the role of the furisode when a woman marries. It can be worn to tea ceremonies and weddings. Usually worn with a fukuro obi, with a matching obiage and obijime.
  • An awashe, (lined) kimono
  • Silk

Excellent - see photos

Sleeve end to sleeve end 126cm