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Even the inner layer has a rind of pink from the dye process and some of the flowers have gold paint on them. I could also see it being worn for formal occasions. Sage green and cream brocade. I think that was the most difficult part of the process.
I tried tying it dozens of times. Still, the outcome was worth all the fuss. Halloween is coming up, after all. Also, jinbei are just super comfy! I could lounge around in one all day. I hope you and your baby enjoy them! Hi Beth, About 15 years ago I purchased a beautiful Kimono at a church flea market.
Is is mostly black on the outside except it has decorative patterns starting about half way down the back and front. The patterns contain Elk features along with a variety of many other patterns and colors.
The inside is all lined with red silk throughout the interior.. I looked on the web and found a site called Immortal Geisha that described what the crests indicated and it turns out that the ones I have indicate a I pasted this from the website. There was no specific indication of a family crest so I presume it would be worn by someone who might attend an affair. It is very long and almost touches the floor when I wear it.
I bought it because I thought it was so elegant. Here is a link to the image of the crest — http: Most kimono that have patterns on them halfway down fall into that category— the most formal would be pure black with only the crests. Either way, it sounds like you nabbed yourself an absolutely beautiful one from your description!
From your description it sounds like what you have is a kurotomesode. Kurotomesode always have 5 crests and are solid black but have a coloured design arising from the bottom hem that runs all the way around the kimono.
Because a woman may only wear this once or twice in her life, this type of kimono is very commonly rented. Here are examples of kurotomesode for rent: If you look at these images, it should help you to work out whether this is the type of kimono you bought.
These kimono turn up fairly often second-hand for the same reason. If the kimono was black with crests but it had no pattern or design whatsoever — i. Also very limited usage, but for different reasons: I find the color of the lining interesting. Is is a red tinted more orange than red?
In some cases a red lining can be beni bana red and would date your kimono to before WW2. You may want to get it appraised. I agree with you to an extent… I bought a beautiful yukata when I was living in Japan and wore it a few times that summer. As far as the cost goes, however, you can find really fantastic bargain used kimono at a lot of second-hand clothing stores.
Obijime can also be cleverly incorporated into a Western-style outfit, and the fabric of old kimonos can be given to a tailor and reinvented into something new. Totally agree though about pairing elements of kimono into modern fashion. I think a haori could be really cool to incorporate into Western fashion! It does take a lot of practice to tie the obi properly for sure ;. Beth, thank you for explaining the differences — I had no idea!
Let me know if you need any tips: Press Work with Beth Contact. So do you want to buy a kimono in Japan? These are not kimono.
There are even special kimono for dancers. An obi-jime being traditionally woven. Reservations are needed for both renting and buying—so have a look at their online shop and then book if you like the look of the place. For a little extra, you can join their dance and photo shoot events as well.
Escape Tokyo for the day, see mountains, hot springs, the modern, the traditional, the old and the ancient! A couple of words of advice: Another good place to buy a kimono in Tokyo is this old-school shopping street in Yanaka.
You can also have a gander at the goods in the Ameya-Yokocho market, commonly known as Ameyokocho or Ameyoko, in Ueno, as the stores there sometimes have discount yukata and kimono. This Asakusa kimono experience is one we recommend. It also gives you a quick and informative overview of the different types of kimonos and accessories out there.
Another competitive option is Ichiroya , an online flea market that sells genuine, family-owned kimonos from Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe, with the goods ranging from vintage to practically new, as well as branching out to semi-custom-made options.
This article was first published in January, Last updated by Lily Crossley-Baxter in July, Open with Google Maps. Not the paper ones,the ones made from cloth. There are good quality cotton fans available here: Thank you so much Yulia,I had a look at the site and now I have an idea of how much to pay.
Who knew there is so much difference with the histories of these things! Is it a must have to go with a kimono?
Thanks for your help Yulia. It is a must-have, as it finishes off the outfit and holds the kimono together. Please check the size on the details page of the products. We receive a lot of happy comments and lovely pictures from our customers every day and we are so glad to hear from them.
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We have 10, fans in over 77 countries and they enjoy our kimonos every day. We always stock more than 1, designs of yukata kimonos, traditional Japanese kimonos, obi belts, hakama pants, and so on. Our store manager, a professional kimono buyer, has chosen every one of them carefully. Please do check out our entire store.
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