- More photos HERE
- A spectacular furisode kimono, in glorious vermilion, with colourful pattern called "Shousou-In Hanamon", with arabesque and wave patterns. This kimono has lots of kinkoma (couched gold, embroidered edging) round some of the pattern.
- Made and bought in Japan
- Type: A furisode kimono. Furisode means ‘swinging sleeves'. They have extra deep sleeves, much deeper than standard kimonos, and are worn on special occasions. They are usually hired for special occasions nowadays, as they are too expensive to own but even hiring one is incredibly expensive, hiring a synthetic one costs well over £200 for one day and a silk one costs way more to hire
- Synthetic silk
Very good – some very minor marks – see photos.
Sleeve end to sleeve end 131cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 65cm
Sleeve depth (sodetake ) 95cm
Weight 1.4 kilo
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.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. If shown modelled, the woman in the photos is 125 cm from wrist to wrist.