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Big Bold Chrysanthemums Yukata Kimono - wafuku.co.uk 1
  • A very striking, vintage, indigo blue cotton yukata kimono, with magnificent huge kiku (chrysanthemum). Hand printed.
  • Actually a girl's kimono, so smaller in size. Shown here modelled on an adult woman of abut 153cm height and UK size 8.
  • Belt not included, for display purposes only.
  • Unlined cotton, yukata kimonos are traditionally worn at summer festivals and as house robes
  • May have white shitsuke (basting stitches) around some edges, on the outside of the garment. These are simply to keep it neat during storage and just get pulled out before use
  • Made in and bought from Japan
  • **If shown with a sash, the sash is not included; for display purposes only, to let you see it closed, however, all kimono require an obi or some sort of sash to hold them closed; these are always bought separately. Think of it like a skirt and blouse, you can't wear either on its own, you buy them separately and mix and match
  • Type: a yukata kimono.


Condition:
Excellent

Measurements:
Sleeve end to sleeve end 119cm

Sleeve seam to sleeve seam (body width) 51.5cm

Sleeve Depth 49cm

 

Yukata cleaning info (courtesy of japanobjects.com). There are a few tricks to take care of your yukata. The first is a preventative measure. To avoid staining easy to stain areas, like under the arms, you can sew a protective layer of material on the inside of the yukata. This will catch the sweat before it reaches the outside of the garment. Simpler still, you can wear a V-necked short-sleeved T-shirt underneath, which will ensure you keep the yukata away from your skin.

If you have got sweat on the yukata, place the stained part on top of a dry towel and dab away the stain using a moist wet cloth. Dabbing away stains, like tea stains, is the best way to reduce the risk of fading through overwashing.

Another option is to use an old toothbrush and a little detergent to scrub at the stain to remove it. If washing via machine is necessary, fold the yukata into a laundry net and machine wash on a hand-wash cycle; don't use the spin cycle. Once out of the machine, roll the yukata into a towel to squeeze out the excess water before leaving it to hang dry.

Note that yukata do tend to fade with frequent washing, older, hand printed ones, in particular those with indigo dye, can colour run a bit.

 

wk1091 - 08/13

Big Bold Chrysanthemums Yukata Kimono

SKU: wk1091
£50.00 Regular Price
£42.50Sale 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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