- A silk tomesode kimono, with a Japanese castle. I especially love the stonework that the castle is sitting on. The castle has kinkome detailing, kinkome is couched gold embroidery.
- This kimono has a double lining, called a hiyoku-jitate, giving it a double layer at the edges and on the lower half. A heavy kimono, almost 2 kilos of pure silk. Entirely hand tailored, like all quality kimonos and haori
- 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 and bought in Japan
- A tomesode kimono. Tomesode are formal kimonos, with mon (crests) and a pattern around the bottom.
- Itsutsu mon. Garments with mon (crests) are divided into three types: itsutsu-mon (5 mon), mitsu-mon (3 mon) and hitotsu-mon (1 mon). The more mon it has, the more formal it is
- An awashe (lined) kimono, with hiyoku-jitate double lining, to give the appearance of layers
Sleeve end to sleeve end 123cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 59cm
Sleeve depth 47cm
Weight 1.7 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 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. If shown modelled, the woman in the photos is 125 cm from wrist to wrist.