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Cranes in the Night - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Cranes in the Night - FOR SALE
This is an ANTIQUE Japanese Furisode. Furisode are formal kimono for young, unmarried women. Black, formal furisode like this were often worn as wedding dresses in the early 20th century. So, this kimono was likely worn by a bride on her wedding day. This piece likely originates in the late Meiji (1868 - 1912) or early Taisho Period (1912 - 1926). This furisode features an enchanting pattern of little cranes soaring over misty pine boughs. The overall effect of the black background makes the pattern appear as a dreamy night time scene. This furisode features 5 wisteria crests.

I have inspected this furisode in detail, and there is minimal damage given its age. There is a loose thread on the interior, and some stitching under one of the arms that needs repair. Other than that, there are no noticeable stains, and the silk is still strong. Overall I would rate this kimono in excellent (near mint) antique condition.

MEASUREMENTS:
159cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
124cm - Arm span
58cm - Width across the back
126cm - Total width of skirt
104cm - 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 with a waist fold, it will ideally fit a woman about 149cm (4'10") - 169cm (5'6") tall with hips about 84cm (33") 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/460567…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291853471614?s…
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Diamonds and Fans - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Diamonds and Fans - FOR SALE
This is an ANTIQUE Japanese Kurotomesode. Kurotomesode are formal kimono for married women. Nowadays they are mostly worn by the mother of the bride at weddings. This piece likely originates in the early to mid Showa Period (1926 - 1989). It displays a bold pattern of abstracted cranes and patterned fans. This kimono is somewhat long for the time period in which it was created, it was likely made for a rather tall lady, or perhaps it saw use as a geiko's hikizuri. It is also unusually wide around the hips.  This piece features 5 bellflower crests.

I have inspected this kimono in detail and there is some damage; mostly in the form of staining and patina on the patterned portions of the kimono. There are also some stains on the hiyoku. In a few sections the patterns don't match up well across the seams due to the excess width allowed around the hips. Overall I would rate this kimono average antique condition. This kimono is 100% silk.

MEASUREMENTS:
Length: 168cm
Arm Span: 138cm
Width Across Back: 67cm
Total Width of Skirt: 145cm
Sleeve Drop: 49cm

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 158cm (5'2") - 178cm (5'10") tall, 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/ca/listing/474053…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/Diamonds-and-F…?
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Misty Maple - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Misty Maple - FOR SALE
This is an ANTIQUE Japanese Kurotomesode. Kurotomesode are formal kimono for married women. Nowadays they are mostly worn by the mother of the bride at weddings. This piece likely originates in the Taisho (1912 - 1926) or early Showa Period (1926 - 1989). It displays a lovely, delicate pattern of misty flowers and maple leaves. This kimono features five abstract crests.

I have inspected this kimono in detail and unfortunately there is some significant damage as can be seen in the photos above. There is a great deal of prominent discolouration on the exterior and interior of this piece, as well as some slight patina on the patterned portions. Some stitching under one of the arms is also coming loose, but this can be easily repaired. This piece is likely best suited to some sort of remake. Overall I would rate this kimono fair antique condition. This kimono is 100% silk.

MEASUREMENTS:
Length: 149cm
Arm Span: 130cm
Width Across Back: 62cm
Total Width of Skirt: 138cm
Sleeve Drop: 57cm

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 139cm (4'6") - 159cm (5'2") tall, with hips about 92cm (36.25") 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/460558…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291853459339?s…
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Black Ro Roll - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Black Ro Roll - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese fabric roll. It was originally meant to be used for a mofuku (mourning) kimono. There is not enough in this roll to make a kimono at this time. However, it can still be used for a number of other crafting projects.

MEASUREMENTS
Width: coming soon
Length: coming soon

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/ca/listing/474043…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291853454045?s…
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Black Fabric Variety Pack - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Black Fabric Variety Pack - FOR SALE
This is a bundle of assorted black fabric scraps. These are leftover scraps from other projects and include a variety of fabrics. Most fabrics are in medium to large, irregular pieces. The fabrics include some kimono silk, satin, faux velvet, and synthetics. This bundle of fabric would be best used for crafting a variety of items: quilts, tsumami kanzashi, doll clothing etc. Some pieces may even be large enough for sewing clothing.

This bundle is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/ca/listing/474042…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291853450611?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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: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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