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.
120cm - Long (Shoulder to Hem)
110cm - Arm span
52cm - Width across the back
114cm - Total width of skirt
68cm - Sleeve drop
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…