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Short Hakama Ko Kimono - B
  • A peachy pink hakama ko furisode kimono (called a shita kimono, also called called hakama-ue in Japanese, meaning above hakama). This kimonos is short because it is designed to be worn with hakama on top but, as you can see, is gorgeous on its own. It has lovely, deep ko furisode style sleeves (more information below about furisode sleeves. Here it is just displayed casually, in a contemporary way, with no fold-over tuck at the waist, and with a simple sash belt.
  • This can be worn as a kimono, a robe, a dress or a coat.
  • Synthetic textile. Hand washable. Wash by hand but you can spin excess water out in a washing machine but put it in a white pillowcase before putting in the machine, to ensure sleeves don't rip off in the machine. I use a bag clip to keep the pillowcase closed while in the washing machine.
  • Fully lined
  • Made in Japan
  • **If shown with a sash or accessories, they are not included; for display purposes only, to let you see it closed, however, all kimono require an obi or some sort of sash to hold them closed; these are always bought separately. Think of it like a skirt and blouse, you can't wear either on its own, you buy them separately and mix and match


Condition:
Excellent - unused deadstock (excess shop stock)

Measurements approximately:

Sleeve end to sleeve end 132cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 63cm
Sleeve depth 73cm
Length 114cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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wk1006 - /01/16

Short Hakama Ko Kimono - B

SKU: wk1006b
£72.00 Regular Price
£61.20Sale Price
  • Kimono require a sash to hold them closed. This is always bought separately. Traditionally one wears an obi sash but any sash or belt will hold an kimono closed, the deeper the sash is, the more firmly and smoothly it holds it in place.

    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. Women’s kimonos have the length adjusted by tying a narrow band around the waist, then pulling up the excess length and folding it down over the tie, the obi is then worn on top with the bottom of the fold over (the ohashori) showing slightly below the obi.  I can't really advise anyone on the fit. Please 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.

    Storage: Hang up your garment for a few hours prior to wearing, to remove fold creases. They should also be hung out to air 4 times per year, if not worn frequently. Hang your garment to air for a day or so immediately after purchase too, as it will have been stored for a while. 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 white stitching (shitsuke) round the outside 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.

    Cedarwood or lavender essential oil keeps moths away, but don't get it on the fabric, apply near it, on the box, wrapper, drawer etc. or on a tissue nearby.

    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. Some synthetic textile or cotton kimonos can be gently hand washed but the dyes can run even in some of those, so consider that before washing but, if you decide to wash, only cool hand wash very gently, using detergent specially for colours. All forms of cleaning are done at own risk.

    Colour: Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only.

    Additional Information: One must bear in mind that most are vintage items, which I strive to describe accurately and honestly. Most are in excellent vintage condition and therefore look virtually new but all are vintage, even the unused garments, which are or deadstock. A very, very few smell of mothballs or a touch of vintage mustiness but that is rare. This can be aired out and can sometimes be speeded up by tumble drying the dry garment at cool, but it should be put in a pillowcase in the dryer and is done only at your own risk. Some synthetic textile and cotton kimonos can be hand washed but do this entirely at your own risk and only use a detergent for colours, as all other detergents contain bleaching agents to brighten whites. I usually mention any mothball or musty smell, if one does have it, but one must bear it in mind it is a possibility, even if not stated in the description, whenever buying vintage and antique textiles.

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