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Boy's Silk Kimono, Toys Design
  • A wonderful, pure silk, boy’s, lined kimono
  • An Omiya-mairi kimono, for a child's first visit to a Shinto shrine
  • In cream and brown with traditional Japanese toys on it... drum, kokeshi figure, lucky cat etc.
  • A lovely smooth texture to it. Exceptional quality fabric
  • Entirely hand tailored
  • This will originally have been a ridiculously expensive kimono. Kids being kids, many vintage ones tend to be somewhat stained, this one has no signs of use
  • Beautiful to wear or display and makes a fabulous gift
  • Fully lined
  • Pure silk inside and out
  • Shown in a frame as a display suggestion, frame not included.
  • This kimono is the perfect size to be used as a display item. I have mocked up a frame around it, to show you how it would look displayed in a frame (the frame is not included in the sale; it’s not actually real, just drawn on as an example). It would also look great simply hung on the wall with a bamboo rod through the sleeves
  • The kimono is fastened with the attached white front ties. You thread the tie on the inner front edge out through the armhole and round to the back, then take the one on the outer front edge round to the back and tie them. An obi/sash is usually worn on top, such as a soft heko obi
  • The Japanese adjust the size of children’s kimono and hifu, so it sort of grows as the child grows. They adjust the width by making a big tuck on the outside of each shoulder and stitching it loosely, by hand, and just folding it down flat. They make the tucks smaller, bit by bit over time, as the child grows, though children do not wear them without any tucks.
  • They adjust the length by making a big tuck all around the waist, again on the outside and loosely hand stitched and just folded down flat, then reducing the size of that tuck as the child grows (even adult kimonos are length adusted by making a big tuck round the waist and tying that in position before putting on the obi) 
  • One kimono often fits the same child for years this way
  • The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care, which is why they stay in such exceptional condition. Some of my Japanese garments have large, white stitching (shitsuke) round the edges. The Japanese put these stitches in to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment
  • Made and bought in Japan


Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only


Sleeve end to sleeve end 82 cm
Length 97 cm
Weight approx 0.6 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 from the measurements given

Boy's Silk Kimono, Toys Design

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