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Kabuto Boy's Kimono
  • A striking, boy’s kimono, for Shichi-go-san celebrations. Fabulous textile art, including samurai kabuto (armour helmet)
  • Synthetic silk
  • An Omiya-mairi kimono, for a child's first visit to a Shinto shrine
  • 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
  • Kimono Fronts: Kimonos are worn with left front on top of right, by both men and women. The Japanese use the phrase phrase, ‘left over rice’, to remember this
  • 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

Very good – the black background is slightly shaded. – see photos - I’m not sure if it is slight fading. It still looks fabulous and would be lovely on or make a wonderful display kimono

Measurements approx:
Sleeve end to sleeve end 92cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 32cm
Sleeve depth 56cm