This is an ANTIQUE Japanese Houmongi or Chuu-furisode. 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. While Furisode are formal kimono for young, unmarried women; characterized by their long dangling sleeves. The term Chuu-furisode refers to the length of the garment's sleeves; they are slightly shorter (and therefore slightly less formal) than an Oo-furisode (furisode with full length sleeves). That said, this piece may also be a houmongi; or something in between because of it's sleeve length. It was common in the early 20th century for houmongi sleeves to be a bit longer than they are now. This piece seems to be on the borderline between houmongi and chuu-furisode.
This piece likely originates in the Taisho (1912 - 1926) or early Showa Period (1926 - 1989). It features a brilliant pattern of dyed chrysanthemums and peonies on a pale turquoise background. The fabric is rinzu silk woven with a scenic pattern.
I have inspected this kimono in detail, and unfortunately there is some damage. This is a fair bit of discolouration and staining on the exterior, as well as some staining on the lining. The lining seems to have been replaced at some point. Overall, I would rate this furisode in average to good antique condition. This garment is 100% silk.
Arm Span: 124cm
Width Across Back: 59cm
Total Width of Skirt: 130cm
Sleeve Drop: 71cm
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 141cm (4'8") - 161cm (5'3") tall, with hips about 87cm (34") 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/504496…
It's also up for auction on Ebay: www.ebay.ca/itm/291997089467?s…