Become a Maiko with Kusudama. On this vintage kimono, the patterns of the flower bouquet were carefully handwoven to the silk fabric, then, the rest of the Kimono was dyed with the SHIBORI method.
HIKITA SHIBORI is one of the oldest and special methods of tie-dying which has been practiced longer than 1800 years. This technique is important to the preservation of Japanese culture.
Furisode Kimonos have long sleeves and are conventionally worn by young and unmarried women in Japan. This custom made kimono is known to bring protection, strength, and the celebration of a good start in life. The red color is an amulet to ward off all evil spirits and combined with white, it is conventionally used for a celebration.
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 Obi-age (scarf):Hand-made, 100 % Silk with Shibori details
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 5'5" ft - 167 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): 26.5 in - 67 cm
C. Hanging of the sleeves: 44 in - 112 cm
D. Kimono width: 54 in - 137 cm
For Maiko dressing, the width is to be wider than your actual hip size by 30 cm or more.
Weight: 2.7 Lbs - 1.106 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.