- A fabulous, boy’s ceremonial kimono. The kimono has a large kabuto (samurai armour helmet) with more armour on one sleeve, a tsuzumi (hand drum) on the other and a crane and a Uchide-no-Kodzuchi (lucky mallet) at the bottom, plus Sho-Chiku-Bai (three Lucky Plants, Pine, Bamboo and plum). Exquisite to wear and perfect as a display item.
- Acetate 90% & Polyester 10%)
- A spectacular display item and such a good size for that; big enough to be striking and impressive but not requiring a huge amount of space. This kimono is, of course, also very wearable. To display it you can hang it on a wood or bamboo pole (a little bit thinner than a broom handle, tie a string loop at the centre for hanging). The pole should be long enough to go from sleeve end to sleeve end. Pull the kimono’s fronts out to the sides (a little further out than seen in the photo below; pull out to the outer edge of sleeves) and just clip (or stitch) them to the outer edge of the sleeve, then hang it on the wall. You could also frame it or use a display stand like the one shown further down this page.
- An Omiya-mairi kimono, for a child's first visit to a Shinto shrine
- Beautiful for a boy but also a wonderful display item, requiring less space to display than an adult kimono
- Made and bought in Japan. Synthetic silk.
- 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
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Sleeve end to sleeve end 95cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 33cm
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.