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Floral Kicho Kimono
  • A beautiful, red kimono with traditional Japanese kicho (a type of curtain) design, in a Bingata style print full of glorious flowers and blue clouds. A very good quality synthetic textile. Fully lined.
  • Lovely worn but also a very good size for display. Belt NOT included - for display purposes only.
  • In the photos it is worn by a woman 5"1"/155cm tall (note she is wearing platform shoes which affect how length looks), bust 34" (34C UK bra size), waist 26.5", hips 36.5", she wears UK10 mostly, sometimes UK8 (for 8's narrower shoulders). On someone taller it would, of course, be shorter.
  • This is a Shichi-Go-San kimono. The kimono is actually a girl's kimono but all Japanese girls and boys always wear their kimonos with very big tucks loosely tacked into the shoulders and waist, greatly narrowing the shoulders and shortening the kimonos, therefore, without those tucks, many, like this one, are big enough for a slim adult to wear.
  • 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 
  • Type: This is a Shichi-Go-San kimono. The kimono is actually a girl's kimono but all Japanese girls and boys always wear their kimonos with very big tucks loosely tacked into the shoulders and waist, greatly narrowing the shoulders and shortening the kimonos, therefore, without those tucks, many, like this one, are big enough for a slim adult to wear.
  • Synthetic fabric
  • Awashe (lined)


Condition: 
Excellent

Measurements:
Length 51.6"/131cm. 
Centre back to sleeve edge 23"/58.5cm. 
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 21"/53.2cm
Sleeve depth 29.25"/74cm. (You might call the sleeve seam, the shoulder seam but kimonos usually have the sleeve seam sightly down the arm, so I call it sleeve seam rather than shoulder seam).

*MODEL'S SIZE* 
In the photos it is worn by a woman 5"1"/155cm tall (note she is wearing platform shoes which affect how length looks), bust 34" (34C UK bra size), waist 26.5", hips 36.5", she wears UK10 mostly, sometimes UK8 (for 8's narrower shoulders). On someone taller it would, of course, be shorter. Sash not included

Floral Kicho Kimono

SKU: wk1039
£65.00 Regular Price
£55.25Sale 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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