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Wild Rose - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Wild Rose - FOR SALE
This is an ANTIQUE Japanese little girl's miyamairi furisode. Miyamairi are formal children's kimono which are most often worn for coming of age ceremonies. This particular miyamairi features a delicate wild rose motif on royal blue rinzu silk. The rinzu is woven with a pattern of wisteria and peony blossoms. This kimono originates in the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) and has a luxuriously padded hem in true Meiji style. This kimono also features five ivy in snowflake crests.

I have inspected this kimono in detail, and there is some damage, though mostly to the interior. The exterior of this kimono is nearly pristine save for one or two faint white scuffs. On the interior, there are a number of spots where the overall padding of the kimono has come through the lining (appearing as white thread pulls), this can bee seen in the photos above. There is also a small spot near one of the ties where the lining is beginning to wear through, as well as a loose thread near the other tie.

MEASUREMENTS:
120cm - Long (Shoulder to Hem)
110cm - Arm span
52cm - Width across the back
114cm - Total width of skirt
68cm - 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. In this case, the kimono will ideally fit a child about 110cm (3'7") - 130cm (4'3") tall, with hips about 76cm (30") 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/231172510…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291443283461?s…  
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Sashiko Asanoha - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Sashiko Asanoha - FOR SALE
This is an ANTIQUE Japanese Nagoya Obi. Nagoya Obi are informal to semi-formal belts worn with kimono. They are usually worn with komon or houmongi kimono. Nagoya Obi are characterized by the fact that they have a narrow end and a wide end. The narrow end wraps around the waist, while the wide end is used to tie the obi knot. This obi likely originates in the Showa (1926 - 1989) or Taisho Period (1912 - 1926). It has a chic geometric asanoha (hemp) design created with sashiko embroidery. The obi appears almost navy blue in one of the photos, it is actually black in colour. The colour on the detail and damage photos best represents the actual colour of this obi.

I have inspected this obi in detail, and there is some damage; mostly just some white scuffs on the narrow section of the obi. Overall I would rate this obi as being in good antique condition. There are no tears, holes or seam separations. I believe this garment is 100% silk.

MEASUREMENTS:
357cm - Overall Length
261cm - Length (Narrow Section)
15.5cm - Width (Narrow Section)
96cm - Length (Wide Section)
15.5cm - Width (Wide Section)

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/231164759…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291443279497?s…  
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Mauve and Maroon - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Mauve and Maroon - FOR SALE
This is a pair of VINTAGE Japanese zori (sandals) for sale. These women's zori feature warm mauve and maroon hanao and sides, with white soles. The shoes seem to be made of plastic or vinyl.

These zori are in good vintage condition, with some scuffing on the soles.

MEASUREMENTS:
Length: 24cm (9.5")
Width: 8cm (3.25")
Heel: 4.5cm (1.75")

Please be advised that Japanese sandals are designed to be worn a centimeter or so shorter than the actual length of your foot. Basically, your heel is supposed to hang off the back a little bit. This is to keep the sandals from catching and pulling on the hem of your kimono when you walk. So even though these shoes are 24cm long, they would ideally fit someone who's feet are 24.5 - 25.5cm long (approximately size 7.5 - 9 in US women's footwear).

These zori are currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/231164545…

They're also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291443274001?s…
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Mint Green Hakkake - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Mint Green Hakkake - FOR SALE
This is a set of six VINTAGE Japanese kimono fabric panels. There is enough fabric here for a kimono's hakkake. The hakkake is the lining around the skirt of the kimono. The fabric is mint green in colour. It was unpicked from an old kimono. As a result there are some marks on the fabric which can be seen in the photos above. However, most of the fabric is still clean and useful for crafting projects, or lining a kimono skirt.

MEASUREMENTS:
Piece #1: 125cm X 19cm
Piece #2: 125cm X 19cm
Piece #3: 65cm X 36.5cm
Piece #4: 65cm X 36.5cm
Piece #5: 65cm X 36.5cm
Piece #6: 70cm X 36.5cm

This set is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/231164355…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291443266902?s…
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Cute Little Blossoms - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Cute Little Blossoms - FOR SALE
This is a set of two VINTAGE Japanese kimono fabric panels. The fabric is mint green with cute little hand painted blossoms. This fabric was unpicked from an old kimono. As a result there are some marks on the fabric which can be seen in the photos above. However, most of the fabric is still clean and useful for crafting projects.

MEASUREMENTS:
Piece #1: 85.5cm X 36.5cm
Piece #2: 100cm X 18.5cm

This set is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/231171648…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291443261075?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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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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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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