Formal handmade Yuzen Tomosode kimono. Be a Maiko in this traditional vintage hand-painted scenery pattern was loved and worn by the high-class Samurai family members. It is believed to bring you good luck in Japanese culture. You can see the stamp of the artist on the bottom right.
It also has a family crest; a purple summer flower that can be seen in three different places showing respect for the family lineage.
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 are part of this package.
Second-hand Kimono: Hand made, Hand-painted, 100 % Silk
Second-hand Obi: Hand made
Second-hand Obi-age (scarf):Hand made, 100% Silk with Shibori details
This kimono has been treated with Scotchgard to protect against stains. You will find the tag for this on the bottom layer of the right collar.
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 bottom collar to kimono bottom): 62 in - 157 cm
B. Sleeves Length (from the middle of the back to mid-arm): 27 in - 68.5 cm
C. Hanging of the sleeves: 19 in - 48 cm
D. Kimono width: 54.5 in - 138.5 cm
For Maiko dressing, the width is to be wider than your actual hip size by 30 cm or more.
Weight: 3.6 Lbs - 1.534 Kgs
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.