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Midnight Black - SOLD by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Midnight Black - SOLD
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Formal Men's Silk Kimono.  This kimono is solid black shusu silk on the exterior with what seems to be an indigo blue wool or cotton lining.  There are five crests decorating the outside of the garment.

I have inspected this kimono in detail, and it is in excellent vintage condition.  There are no noticeable stains or damages.

MEASUREMENTS:
143cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
133cm - Arm span
66cm - Width across the back
137cm - Total width of skirt
53cm - Sleeve drop

SIZING:
If you are unsure of how to interpret the kimono's size it is important to know that men's kimono are made to match the height of the wearer. The length of the kimono should match the distance from the shoulders to the floor of the wearer. In this case, this kimono would likely fit someone who is about 173cm (5'8"). The kimono should also wrap around the hips a full 1.5 times. So this kimono would fit a man with hips about 91cm (36").  If you are a little too tall for this kimono, that can be hidden by wearing hakama over top.  There is a little bit of give and take in these measurements.

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/your/shops/Kuroka…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291625840843?s…
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Noh Masks - SOLD by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Noh Masks - SOLD
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Formal Men's Haori. Haori are jackets that are worn over top of one's kimono while outside. This haori is pure black, shusu silk with five family crests on the exterior. Men's kimono usually feature very little pattern on the outside. Patterns and decoration are generally reserved for the lining of men's kimono. This haori's lining features a pattern of noh masks (demon and old man) and open books woven with urushi (lacquered) threads.

I have inspected this kimono in detail, and it is in excellent vintage condition. There are no noticeable stains or damages. This garment is 100% silk. Additional photos will be posted shortly.

MEASUREMENTS:
100cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
134cm - Arm span
62cm - Width across the back
118cm - Total width of skirt
50.5cm - Sleeve drop

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/258043931…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291625836874?s…  
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Fine Weave - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Fine Weave - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Men's Komon Kimono. Komon are informal kimono worn at home and about town. They are essentially the jeans and t-shirt combo of the kimono world. The smaller the pattern on a komon, the more casual it is. This one has a very small pattern, so it's a more casual piece. This kimono likely originates in the mid to late Showa Period (1926 - 1989).

I have inspected this kimono in detail, and it is in excellent vintage condition with only a few faint spots on it. Damage photos will be posted shortly. This garment is 100% silk.

MEASUREMENTS:
145cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
133cm - Arm span
64cm - Width across the back
138cm - Total width of skirt
51.5cm - Sleeve drop

SIZING:
If you are unsure of how to interpret the kimono's size it is important to know that men's kimono are made to match the height of the wearer. The length of the kimono should match the distance from the shoulders to the floor of the wearer. In this case, this kimono would likely fit someone who is about 175cm (5'9"). The kimono should also wrap around the hips a full 1.5 times. So this kimono would fit a man with hips about 92cm (36"). If you are a little too tall for this kimono, that can be hidden by wearing hakama over top. There is a little bit of give and take in these measurements.

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/258147218…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291625833812?s…
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Spider's Web Obijime - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Spider's Web Obijime - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Obijime. Obijime are used to decorate the obi and help secure it in place when worn. This obijime features beautiful and intricate open weave pattern in varying shades of grey.

MEASUREMENTS:
Length: 157cm
Width: 1.2cm

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/258146674…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291627955337?s…
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Stone Grey - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Stone Grey - FOR SALE
This is a set of 3 panels of VINTAGE Japanese kimono or obi fabric. Two pieces are a slate grey obi lining silk. While the remaining piece is a very pale pieces of synthetic cloth.

MEASUREMENTS
Piece #1 (Slate Grey): 32cm X 52cm
Piece #2 (Slate Grey): 32cm X 6.5cm
Piece #3 (Pale Grey): 117cm X 13cm

This set is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/258146236…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291625828254?s…
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New Items on Etsy! [December 07/11]

Journal Entry: Sun May 1, 2011, 4:24 PM
Today I've listed a couple of postcards and a print.  I've also added a new pair of vintage zori, since the ones I posted yesterday got sold.  And that's it!  I'm all listed out for the Christmas season.  Enjoy!

Violet Twilight by Qiu-Ling  Violet Twilight  Violet Twilight  Vintage Straw Zori - FOR SALE  
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MY ETSY SHOP
KurokamiKanzashi.etsy.com

CHRISTMAS CARDS
The Huron Carol I by Qiu-Ling  Peace on Earth by Qiu-Ling  Gloria in Excielsis Deo

KANZASHI:
Autumn Kiku by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Blossoming Peonies by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Blue Kiku by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Lime Green Butterfly Clips by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Cheery Plaid by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Fall Fire by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Fiery Fall Flower Pin by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Little Lime by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Autumn Maple by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Winter Maple by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Snow White by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Spanish Chrysanthemum Comb - SOLD by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Taisho Roman Clips by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Tsumami Christmas Ornaments by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Tsumami Christmas Ornaments II by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Pale Yellow Orchid Clips - FOR SALE

JEWELLERY
Channeling India - Pink by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Channeling India - Green by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Crystal Tears by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Dreamer's Jewels by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Green Drops by Kurokami-Kanzashi  The Heart's Tears by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Home is Where the Heart is by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Luna Moth Wings by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Purple Garden Necklace by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Ivory Rose Necklace by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Pink Rose Necklace and Earring Set by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Red Rose Earrings by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Sparkling Silver by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Sweet Floral - Pink by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Sweet Floral - White by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Wings of the Heart by Kurokami-Kanzashi

KIMONO
:thumb197569879:  :thumb200112021:  :thumb271844266:  :thumb272655270:  antiqueokobo1  Kimono Fabric Cutting Guide - Taisho Era  Purple Girl Synthetic Bolt for Girl's Kimono  Tsukesage Bolts - FOR SALE

PRINTS:
A Samurai Never Sleeps by Qiu-Ling  Autumn Maiko by Qiu-Ling  Butterfly Maiden - Christine by Qiu-Ling  Devil in a Red Dress by Qiu-Ling  Etheria by Qiu-Ling  The Four Seasons Robe by Qiu-Ling  Fuji Musume by Qiu-Ling  Hagoromo by Qiu-Ling  Ikkiichiyuu by Qiu-Ling  Koi Yin Yang by Qiu-Ling  The Lady of Lindisfael by Qiu-Ling  Lady Autumn by Qiu-Ling  Lady Spring by Qiu-Ling  Lady Winter by Qiu-Ling  Land of the Silver Birch by Qiu-Ling  Butterfly by Qiu-Ling  Mokuren by Qiu-Ling  Momiji Heian by Qiu-Ling  Momiji Oiran by Qiu-Ling  Phoenix Dragon by Qiu-Ling  O'er Quartzite Cliffs by Qiu-Ling  St Michael Defend us in Battle by Qiu-Ling  Shebahonaning by Qiu-Ling  Soft is the Song by Qiu-Ling  Spirit Dance by Qiu-Ling  Spring Maiko by Qiu-Ling  This is How I Miss You by Qiu-Ling  Toronto Maiko by Qiu-Ling  Twilight Phantoms - Painting by Qiu-Ling  With One Look... by Qiu-Ling  Dust in the Wind  Hawk Ridge - FOR SALE  Jewelled Wyvern - FOR SALE   Kisetsu and the Four Seasons Robe - FOR SALE  Northern Impressions - FOR SALE  Rebirth - FOR SALE

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Cassiuseos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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Moushi730 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
I can't wait to buy a kimono from you~ Do you have any that are... a little unusually tall? I'm pretty tall and can never find kimono that are long enough... 170 cm or greater is around what I'm looking for.
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KintaKitsune22 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Hello, I was referred to you by Hanami-Mai here on DA regarding an unusual men's kimono in my collection which I had asked her about.  I had hopes you could perhaps assist me in understanding this piece of clothing.  It is a medium violet, without lining, with two embroidered Ho-o and two crossed feathers crests on the front left body panel's chest area and bottom.  The sleeves are in the men's style and the embroidery is in silver and gold.  The ho-o on top and crest are in silver and this one looks like it might be a female.  The bottom ho-o and crest are in gold embroidery and much larger, wrapping around the front left body panel to the back.  Could this have been made for a dance or noh drama?  I had hopes to wear it to my state's local bon-odori festival but was not sure if it would be appropriate.  Thank you very much.
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Arlene0401 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
As I´m not able to collect myself, I rejoice in following your dazzling collection. Just looking at your pieces makes me ridiculously happy :-)
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kimonolove Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Can dude wear female kimono without having to be called okama? With all due respect I despise male kimono's mundane and plain looks
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I know what you mean about men's kimono.  I find they're rather boring.  Unfortunately, I can't really give an answer to your question as I am not sure what the culture is like in your location.  You might want to try discussing things on the Immortal Geisha facebook page; there are a lot of people from many different countries there:  www.facebook.com/groups/Immort…
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spaceraptor Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
I stumbled upon your outstanding dragon head piece and said, "Clearly, lady, you are some one I want to follow." Keep up the astounding work, I am can't wait to be amazed. :D
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Thank you!
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fuzzymuffins3000 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Wow, dude, you're so awesome. This stuff must require a ton of patience.
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Thank you!
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