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Sumo Name - Kita-no-Umi - Kimono 1
  • Cotton yukata kimono
  • White, mid-weight cotton with navy print
  • Hand printed design, with kanji characters of the name of a very famous Japanese Sumo wrestler called Kita-no-Umi
  • Unlined
  • Yukata kimono. Yukata are unlined, cotton kimonos, worn as ultra casual kimonos at summer festivals, at home and as bath robes
  • Yukata often have a panel sewn to the inside to reinforce the area that gets most strain when sitting in seiza, the kneeling sitting position. It looks like a patch on the inside but is not a repair. Not all yukata have it but some do
  • Type: A hitoe (unlined) kimono
  • Cotton



To judge fit on you (measurements below)...

Check height: For men you should pick a kimono that is about 10” (25cm) shorter than your height

Check width: A kimono with a width (Sleeve seam to sleeve seam measurement) that is at least 16” (40cm) greater than your hip size will fit perfectly, although if the width of the kimono is not at least 10” (25cm) greater than your hip size, your legs may be visible as you walk, there’s nothing wrong with that of course, but it’s just not the traditional way

Sleeve end to sleeve end 131 cm

Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 63.5 cm

Length 137 cm

Sumo Name - Kita-no-Umi - Kimono

SKU: mk4
£49.00 Regular Price
£29.40Sale Price
  • Kimono require a sash to hold them closed, this is always bought separately. Men usually wear a kaku obi with their kimono or, casually at home, a soft heko obi.

    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.

    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.

    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. 

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

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