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Asanoha Obi by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Asanoha Obi
Just updating my personal kimono collection a bit.  This is a cute little asanoha patterned girl's obi that I bought from a friend.  It's got shusu silk along one edge.  I used it for the Tiger Swallowtail outfit in the 2016 Anime North Kimono Fashion Show:  kurokami-kanzashi.deviantart.c…
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Summer Haze - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Summer Haze - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Geisha's Hikizuri. Hikizuri are trailing kimono that are worn to perform traditional Japanese dance. This kimono likely originates in the mid Showa Period (1926 - 1989). This hikizuri features an elegant pattern of various florals by a hazy stream. Depicted are willow branches, carnations, bush clover, Chinese bellflowers, chysanthemums, reeds and bamboo.

I have inspected this hikizuri in detail, and there is some damage. There is a fair bit of discolouration, as well as some dye transfer. These discoloured sections appear more prominent in photos than they are in person. There are also a few light stains. Damages are circled in the photos above. When I first received this hikizuri, the sleeves were were completely detached from the body, they have been carefully repaired. Overall I would rate this hikizuri in average antique condition. There are no tears or seam separations. This kimono is 100% silk.

MEASUREMENTS:
179cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
127cm - Arm span
62cm - Width across the back
140cm - Total width of skirt
54.5cm - Sleeve drop

SIZING:
If you are unsure of how to interpret the kimono's size it is important to know that the length (collar - hem) should be approximately 10cm longer to 10cm shorter than the wearer's overall height (longer is better). This is because the excess length will be folded up at the waist. Meanwhile, the skirt should wrap around the hips a full 1.5 times. The armspan should also reach wrist to wrist on the wearer. If this kimono is worn hikizuri style with the hem trailing, the garment should be equal to the wearer's height or up to 30cm longer. So in that case it would ideally fit a women who is 149cm (4'11") - 179 (5'10"). This kimono will ideally fit a woman with hips about 93cm (36.5") around. There is some give and take in these measurements though.

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/ca/listing/480182…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V…
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Ancient City - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Ancient City - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Houmongi. Houmongi are semi-formal kimono that can be worn by both married and unmarried women. They are characterized by artfully arranged patterns that flow seamlessly across the garment's seams. This kimono displays a unique walled city or caste motif. It's ivory in colour, or perhaps raw silk. The silk is ro and the kimono is unlined for summer wear. This kimono likely originates in the mid to late Showa Period (1926 - 1989).

I have inspected this kimono in detail, and unfortunately there is a great deal of staining and discolouration. However, there are no tears or seam separations. Overall, I would rate this kimono in fairy to average antique condition. This garment is 100% silk.

MEASUREMENTS:
Length: 161cm
Arm Span: 131cm
Width Across Back: 62cm
Total Width of Skirt: 139cm
Sleeve Drop: 45cm

SIZING
If you are unsure of how to interpret the kimono's size it is important to know that the length (collar - hem) should be approximately 10cm longer to 10cm shorter than the wearer's overall height (longer is better). This is because the excess length will be folded up at the waist. Meanwhile, the skirt should wrap around the hips a full 1.5 times. The armspan should also reach wrist to wrist on the wearer. In this case, the kimono will ideally fit a woman about 151cm (4'11") - 171cm (5'7") tall, with hips about 93cm (36.5") around. There is some give and take in these measurements though.

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/ca/listing/480178…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291882009692?s…
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Autumn Princess - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Autumn Princess - FOR SALE
This is a set of seven VINTAGE Japanese kimono fabric panels. Much of the fabric is raw silk with some small sections of pattern dyed a long the edges. A couple of pieces actually have very pale robin's egg blue edges. Unfortunately the blue is so pale, it doesn't show up well in photographs. There are some marks on the fabric as can be seen in the photos above. However, most of the fabric is still clean and useful for crafting projects. These pieces are irregularly shaped, so they have been measured at their narrowest points. As a result, you may end up with a few extra centimetres of fabric depending on how you use it.

MEASUREMENTS:
Piece #1 and #2: 43cm X 42cm X 10cm
Piece #3 and #4: 39cm X 38.5cm X 11cm
Piece #5: 30cm X 18cm X 29cm X 12cm
Piece #6: 22cm X 18cm X 20.5cm X 11.5cm
Piece #7: 37cm X 3.5cm

This set is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/ca/listing/480175…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V…
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Ivory Willow - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Ivory Willow - FOR SALE
This is an irregularly shaped panel of synthetic fabric. The fabric is a light ivory colour with a willow pattern woven into it. It can be used for many types of crafts. I have measured this piece at its narrowest parts, so you may get a few extra centimetres of fabric depending on how you use it.

MEASUREMENTS:
50cm X 21.5cm + 63cm X 34cm X 32cm

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/ca/listing/480173…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V…
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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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:icongothiclionheart:
GothicLionheart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave on my maiko photoshoot pic ^^ Also I love your work with kanzashi
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
Hello! I was wondering if you'd be interested in joining a Tsumami Zaiku group, :icontzartisans: to submit some of your beautiful gallery of tsumami zaiku kanzashi. If you're interested, please feel free to join! :heart: Bliss 
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Cassiuseos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Thank you!
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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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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Don't worry, I'm taller than you.  I know the struggle.  Most of what I've got in stock right now is vintage or antique, so those tend to be on the short side, but I have one or two which are over 160cm - those should be a reasonable fit for you.
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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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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
It is very difficult to tell without seeing a picture, but it sounds like a stage, or dance costume.
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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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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
I'm glad to hear, I can bring you some joy in that manner.  :)
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