- A fabulous, dark green, silk, boy’s ceremonial kimono, and juban kimono set. The outer kimono has a spectacular hawk, along with various lucky items. The most exquisite textile art, with lots of gold
- An Omiya-mairi kimono, for a child's first visit to a Shinto shrine
- The juban kimono in this set is white silk, it is shown inside the outer kimono in the photos but it is two separate kimonos and the juban can be removed
- Beautiful for a boy but also a wonderful display item, requiring less space to display than an adult kimono
- The last two photos show examples of how to display such a kimono
- Made and bought in Japan
- The kimono is fastened with the attached 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
- 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
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 91cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 32cm
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.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
Hawk Ceremonial Silk Kimono & Juban Set
Children's kimonos are always worn with big tucks llosely sewn on the outside of the dhoulders, narrowing the garments. The length is adjusted by making a fold-over of the kimno at the waist, held in place with a soft tie, then the obi worn on top
Kimono require a sash to hold them closed. This is always bought separately. For casual wear they tend to use soft heko obi.
Japanese children traditionally wear them with big tucks loosely stitched into the outside of the shoulders and round the waist.
Kimono Fronts: Kimonos are worn with left front on top of right, by both males and females. The Japanese use the phrase phrase, ‘left over rice’, to remember this. They are only worn the other way round by corpses
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.
Storage: Hang up your garment for a few hours prior to wearing, to remove fold creases. They should also be hung out to air 4 times per year, if not worn frequently. Hang your garment to air for a day or so immediately after purchase too, as it will have been stored for a while. The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care