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Birds & Iris - Red Odori Japanese Kimono - Wafuku 1
  • A red kimono with iris, birds and swirling water, in a traditional bingata style. On my monitor it looks rather orange in some photos but it is actually red.
  • An odori kimono. Odori means dance and this kimono has been made for use by a traditional Japanese dancer. It is unlined to keep the wearer cooler while dancing
  • Like many odori kimonos, it is a practical, conveniently hand washable, synthetic textile. Gently hand washable in cool water, with mild detergent for colours. Do not wring, do not machine wash with other garments, it can rip off the swinging kimono sleeves.
  • Hitoe (unlined) kimono
  • 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



Sleeve end to sleeve end 132 cm

Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 67 cm

Length 157 cm







wk124 - various

Birds & Iris - Red Odori Kimono

SKU: wk124
£84.00 Regular Price
£71.40Sale 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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