SPECTACULAR WEDDING KIMONO, WITH SPARKLING EMBROIDERED DESIGNS, PERFECT COLOURS FOR A CELEBRATION! This is a fabulous and glamorous, genuine Japanese kakeshita/wedding kimono/robe/coat, in very good used condition. Great to wear as traditional costume, as a spectacular robe or coat or for display/interior decor.
Would make a unique gift. The fabric is a fairly firm matte crepe (chirimen) in vermilion (red/orange), with a woven traditional sayagata design. There are large black cloud motifs. There are gorgeous embroidered designs of cherry blossom branches and royal carriages. The embroidery is in sparkling gold and silver metallic thread, also green, red and ivory, with gold details and gold couching.
The upper lining is ivory polyester and the skirt lining (hakkake) is red. The kimono is in excellent used condition, no major marks or flaws.
However there are two pinhead size black spots on the body. These don't show up on photos and in my opinion wont be obvious when wearing. Please check the photos carefully. There is also a slight mothball smell but that should soon dissipate if aired.This kakeshita would be perfect as traditional dress, as a unique robe or coat, or to hang on a wall for display. Could also be used for anime/manga/cosplay, for textile crafts, or as an unusual and thoughtful gift.
Traditional kimono styling, with square shaped, very long sleeves and a wrap front, which makes the fit very adaptable. Kakeshita is the second most formal wedding kimono after the uchikake, it is characterised by very long sleeves. Unlike the uchikake, it can be worn with an obi sash. I have several available, let me know if you would like to see photos.In my opinion this would best fit a UK size M/L(Tall) or UK 12L-14L, and possibly a 16 depending on what you wear beneath. Please check the measurements and make your choice. Please note this is a long length garment. Kimono are adaptable in size due to the overlapping front. This kimono would have been be worn with an obi sash. The length would normally be adjusted by folding over at the waist and securing with a cord hidden under the obi. Shoulder to shoulder 63cm 25.... Sleeve length 106.7cm 42... Smoke and pet free home.
The item "Vintage Japanese Kakeshita/Wedding Kimono Red/Black/Gold'Clouds & Blossoms' M/L" is in sale since Sunday, January 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\World & Traditional Clothing\Southeast Asia & Oceania". The seller is "sturdybird11" and is located in Reading, Berks. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.