Formal woven vintage kimono with hand-painted flowers. The artists have used three different shibori techniques resulting in an exquisite finish. This will make you a beautiful Maiko.
It has a beautiful embroidery placed by the nape in the shape of ivy, which is a Buddhist symbol.
These kimono patterns symbolize stability in the Japanese culture.
SHIBORI is one of the oldest and special methods of tie-dying which has been practiced longer than 1800 years. It is one of the precious cultural properties to be preserved in Japan.
As part of the Maiko Experience, this kimono comes with a one-hour free live video class with Yumi Ayama, our Japanese certified teacher. She will take you through the steps to dress like a Maiko (an apprentice Geisha). Kimono dressing is really fun and very different from anything you have experienced before. Please note that more than one class may be desired.
All accessories including a pair of shoes and a handbag are part of this package.
Second-hand Kimono: Hand-made, 100 % Silk, hand-painted with Shibori details
Second-hand Obi: Hand-made
Second-hand Obi-age (scarf):Hand-made, 100 % Silk with Shibori
All accessories are new.
The Nagajuban (white undergarment) is made of cotton and polyester. Please follow the washing instructions on the tag. It was purposely chosen very thin for added comfort.
1 Obijime (Obi cord), 1 pair of Tabi Socks, 1 pair of Zori Sandals, 3 koshihimo (Kimono cords), 2 Datejime (Elastic wide belts), 1 Obi Ita (Board to put inside the Obi), 1 Elastic waist belt, 1 clip.
Fit & Sizing
Our model is 5'04" ft - 154 cm
A. Kimono Length (from the bottom of the collar to the bottom of the kimono): 62 in - 157.4 cm
B. Sleeves Length (from the middle of the back to the end of the sleeve): 26 in - 66 cm
C. Hanging of sleeves: 18 1/2 in - 47 cm
D. Kimono width: 57 in - 144.8 cm
For Maiko dressing, the width is to be wider than your actual hip size by 30 cm or more.
Weight: 2.4 Lbs - 1.14 Kg
Length of kimono: "None of the kimonos is my size!", "The size I ordered is too big!". Please don’t worry. Whatever your size, you can use a koshihimo (Kimono cord) to adjust the size to something that suits you.
Please note: regular size kimonos can be worn by people whose height is between 4’9”~5’9” (150cm~180cm)
Length of sleeves: They will reach in between your elbow and your wrist.
This kimono is a piece of art, literally. In Japan Kimonos are always worn with undergarments to never touch the skin, therefore they rarely need to be cleaned. If your kimono gets stained accidentally, please bring it to a reputable dry cleaning company.