- More photos HERE
- A beautiful and rare, houmongi (hōmongi) kimono, with landscape on sage green silk crepe. This is a yuzen kimono, which means the textile art was hand painted by Japanese artisans.
- Made and bought in Japan
- A houmongi kimono (hōmongi) usually has a pattern around the hem and sleeve and sometimes up over the body of the kimono. On houmongi, the pattern joins up at over the seams. Houmongi means visiting dress and they are less formal than tomesode but more formal than tsukesage or komon kimono. It replaces the role of the furisode when a woman marries. It can be worn to tea ceremonies and weddings. Usually worn with a fukuro obi, with a matching obiage and obijime.
- An awashe, (lined) kimono
Excellent - see photos
Sleeve end to sleeve end 130cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 64cm
Sleeve depth 44cm
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.