The bold statement made by this modern chawan's ultra-rich 'cream' glaze guarantees it will stand out in your collection of treasured cups. Of course with its cheeky cross insignia on...
Soft milk glazing appears to be slowly slipping over this multi-textured, Japanese ceramic, cup and saucer set - reminding us of icing on a petit cake - hence the name...
This deliciously speckled Oatmeal cup is appropriately milk-washed to allow the handsome textured raw clay to filter through. Although hessian-like in appearance it's smooth to the touch and a joy...
This handmade, one of a kind, Japanese ceramic bowl has been wrapped in a 'dark cocoa' glaze and then washed over with dark grey slip. There are some lovely residual drips and 'nest-hole'...
The simple, elegant design of this handmade piece finished with a milk-glaze emanates a gentle purity however the textured ‘drape’ edging and broad base adds a strength of character. Although masquerading as...
Resembling a scoop or ladle, these beautifully designed and superbly hand-crafted wooden Hishaku incense holders are made by the Asahikawa wood artisans of Hokkaido. They would add an elegant addition to any living...
Each tiny repeating pattern which makes up the overall design is the result of a dedicated shibori artist wrapping string around tiny bubbles of silk fabric - the colour doesn't take underneath the string when dipped. When the fabric has dried each string is undone by hand. The result is incredible. It takes many months just for this process alone to be completed. The fabric is then hand-sewn into Kimono form and lined in silk.
The immaculate white and gold silk inner lining features the running water Ryuusu design, reminiscent of a wandering stream. The ties are braided silk in white graduating to a matching deep pink colour.
This elegant piece would look as magical tied closed over a dress as it would worn as an open jacket - teamed with jeans and a t-shirt or trousers and a blouse. Pinkuchō also makes a striking talking piece when hung on the wall as textile art.
The overall condition of this vintage garment is excellent, despite some tiny, hardly noticeable spots on the inner lining.
Note - Please Read before purchase:
Kimono and Haori are generally made, for wearing on smaller framed, not too tall bodies - however if worn as an open jacket there is generally enough room in the sleeve area and in length to be worn by several sizes larger and taller than originally intended. However there is no guarantee it will sit perfectly on your body shape. Let's call it freestyle!
As we take every measure to ensure you are advised of the correct sizing prior to purchase - we ask you to please be aware that we don't refund for garments chosen in error. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries regarding dimensions before purchase.
All vintage and antique kimono and haori were hand made. Therefore you may see some loose, temporary stitches around edges of sleeves, hems and collars on our kimonos. These stitches, called shitsuke ito, are kept in place to assist the valuable kimono in retaining its shape and alignment. In Japan the stitches are normally removed before wearing then restitched again after cleaning and before storage, for the same reasons as above. We like the look of authenticity they bring so feel free to retain them if you like, or remove them before wearing.
Length (shoulder to hem)
Neck to sleeve width
Length of sleeve hang ( top to bottom )
Width across back
*Total width (measured under arms)
(back panel plus right and left front panels)
58 + 24 + 24 = 106cm
*Please note that the above measurement is purely fabric and does not take into account overlapping when worn traditionally
Dry Clean Only
Ideally you should clean your silk kimono as little as possible to keep it in top condition. Please try to avoid using lotions or oily perfumes when you wear it. Also make sure your hands are clean as sticky or greasy fingers and Kimono don't play well together!
Air your kimono after wearing by hanging on a kimono hanger or extra wide coat-hanger.
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