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Bold Blossoms - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Bold Blossoms - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Uchikake. Uchikake are trailing kimono that are meant to be worn as overcoats, over top of one's kimono. This piece appears to have been modified for use on stage, and as such, was likely used as a hikizuri; a trailing kimono meant to be worn for traditional Japanese dance. This uchikake appears to have had it's sleeves shortened as part of this modification. Some fabric from the sleeves also appears to have been used to lengthen the garment. There is a little loop sewn into the lining at the back, beneath the collar as well. I believe this was probably used to help hold the collar in place while dressing / dancing.

I have inspected this uchikake in detail, and unfortunately, there is a great deal of discolouration on the exterior. I would rate this uchikake in fair to average vintage condition. It would likely be suitable for some sort of remake, or perhaps it could be used for dance practice (for those learning to dance in hikizuri), or even for an oiran / tayuu cosplay.

MEASUREMENTS:
205cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
128cm - Arm span
64cm - Width across the back
145cm - Total width of skirt
41cm - 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 woman who is approximately 205cm (6'9") to 175cm tall (5'9"), with hips about 97cm (38") 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/listing/226035140…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291405453378?s…
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Golden Phoenix - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Golden Phoenix - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Kurotomesode. Kurotomesode are formal kimono for married women. Nowadays they are mostly worn by the mother of the bride at weddings. This kimono likely originates in the Showa Period (1926 - 1989) and it features gorgeous pattern of a golden phoenix. The phoenix is almost entirely embellished with kinkoma embroidery (thick gold threads). The directionality of the embroidery creates a beautiful textural effect. I believe the crests are a variation of the flowers of an arrowleaf plant.

I have inspected this kimono in detail, and the exterior is very clean, with only a few marks and some discolouration around the crests. The lining of the hiyoku, however, is quite discoloured. I have circled the damages in the photos above. Overall, I would rate this kurotomesode in good vintage condition. This garment is 100% silk.

MEASUREMENTS:
Length: 154cm
Arm Span: 131cm
Width Across Back: 65cm
Total Width of Skirt: 131cm
Sleeve Drop: 50cm

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 144cm (4'9") - 164cm (5'5") tall, with hips about 87cm (34.5") 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/listing/226034718…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291405444957?s…
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Wandering Goose - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Wandering Goose - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Men's Nagajuban. Nagajuban or Juban are under-kimono. This one features a beautiful pattern of a flock of geese flying high above a forest. Geese are an uncommon motif on kimono, but in Japanese port towns they are considered a very auspicious symbol. Geese are renowned for their navigation skills, and a flock of geese flying overhead is considered a good omen before a ship launches.

I have inspected this kimono in detail, and there is a fair bit of damage to the exterior, as well as a few stains on the exterior. Damages have been circled in the photos above.

MEASUREMENTS:
128cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
132cm - Arm span
63cm - Width across the back
121cm - Total width of skirt
50cm - 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 158cm (5'2"). The kimono should also wrap around the body a full 1.5 times. So this kimono would fit a man with a body about 81cm (32"). 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/226034314…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291405441060?s…
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Rosie Blooms - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Rosie Blooms - FOR SALE
This is a set of two panels of printed cotton. The fabric is mottled red with a subtle blossom pattern. There is a white scuff on one panel of the fabric.

MEASUREMENTS:
Piece #1: 160cm X 27.5cm
Piece #2: 159cm X 27cm

This set is currently for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/226034130…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291405428356?s…
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Snowy Seigaiha - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Snowy Seigaiha - FOR SALE
You are viewing a set of two panels of printed cotton. The fabric is pure white and features a subtle pattern of stylized waves called seigaiha.

MEASUREMENTS:
Large piece: 114.5cm X 27.5cm
Small piece: 35cm X 15.5cm

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/226035821…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291405425800?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 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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kimonolove Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  New member
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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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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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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Spring74 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav :-)
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Alene Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s on "Snow White" and "Happily Ever After' =) I'm glad you liked them!
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rachels89 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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LadyArwynn16 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave on 14c Noblewoman!
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vandatais Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional
Thank you for adding to your favorites !!!!:happybounce: 
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vandatais Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional
Thank you for adding to your favorites !!!!:happybounce: 
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Kaigato Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a few more drawings based from your kimono collection, I just absolutely love them all!!

Breezy

Vintage Autumn

Daydream
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