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Tale of Genji Japanese Kimono
  • A komon kimono with scenes from the first novel ever written, The Tale of Genji. Komon kimonos have an all over repeat pattern, are considered casual and may be worn around town or dressed up with a formal obi for oing to a restaurant.
  • Silk and synthetic mix
  • Fully lined (awase). 
  • Late 60s/early 70s
  • If shown with a sash, the sash is not included; for display purposes only but note that kimonos do need an obi or wide sash to hold them closed.


Condition: 
Excellent

Measurements:
Sleeve end to sleeve end 123cm

Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 56cm

Length 156cm

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. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

wk719/05/08

Tale of Genji Japanese Kimono

SKU: wk719
£73.00 Regular Price
£58.40Sale 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. 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. 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

    Some of my garments have white stitching (shitsuke) round the outside edges to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment

    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

    Colour: Please 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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