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Child's Wool Kimono & Hifu
  • A child’s, mousseline kimono and hifu (waistcoat), with traditional pattern. Mousseline is a high quality, very fine, soft wool fabric. The kimono is lined is very soft, brushed cotton
  • Slightly padded for warmth
  • Fully lined kimono
  • Made and bought in Japan
  • 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, though, with the ties, not essential
  • Children traditionally wear their kimonos with big tucks loosely stitched on the outside of their kimono shoulders, narrowing them. Length is adjusted by making a tuck around the waist, stitiched in place or tied with a soft tie, then the obi is worn on top
  • The Japanese 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
  • To see an example of a child wearing a pretty kimono, tied with a heko obi, click here (Note* not the kimono in this listing)<