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Hyottoko & Otafuku Kimono
  • Man's, cotton yukata kimono, in navy, red and white
  • The 'patch' you see on the inside is not a repair, those are often put on yukata kimonos when they are made, to reinforce that area, because the Japanese often sit in the kneeling position
  • It has fans with the faces of Hyottoko and Otafuku. Hyottoko has a contorted face, pursed lips skewed to one side, as he is set to blow through a bamboo tube to kindle a fire. His name translates as "fire man" and he is the bringer of good fortune. The Hyottoko mask is usually paired with female mask, Otafuku (also called Okame), the goddess of mirth
  • Made and bought in Japan
  • 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
  • To wear a kimono closed, you also need a tie belt/sash/obi of some kind. These are always bought separately 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 - 134 cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam - 66 cm
Length - 137 cm

Hyottoko & Otafuku Kimono

SKU: mk21
  • 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.

    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.

    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 for silk ones and for most synthetic ones, cotton ones may be dry cleanable too but select your dry cleaner carefully and take their advice before deciding if you want to try dry cleaning it. 

    Colour: 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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