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Soaring Crane Wedding Furisode Set - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Soaring Crane Wedding Furisode Set - FOR SALE
This is an ANTIQUE Japanese wedding kimono set from the early Showa Period (1926 - 1989).  This set includes:

1.  A stunning black based furisode (kakeshita) decorated with cranes, mountains and treasures
2.  A red and white rinzu juban (under kimono) decorated with shibori and kinkoma embroidery
3.  A formal embroidered han'eri (decorative collar attached to the juban)
4.  A maru obi patterned with cranes, phoenixes and various florals
5.  A red and white shibori obiage
6.  An white maruguke obijime embroidered with chrysanthemums, pulownia blossoms and arabesque swirls.

This lovely set was originally purchased together as a lot, and I don't have the heart to break these items up as they belong together.

I have inspected these items in detail and unfortunately there is some damage.  There is a fair bit of discolouration on the black portions of the furisode, as well as some stains on the skirt.  Unfortunately, the previous owner didn't protect these items from moths, so there are a couple of insect holes on one shoulder of the furisode as well as some silk threads on the back of the collar.  There are also some insect holes in the juban and han'eri.  The kinkoma embroidery on the juban was also coming loose, so much of it has been repaired and whatever couldn't be repaired was removed.  There are a few repairs to the lining under the arms of the juban as well.  The maru obi has some loose threads and marks on it, but for the most part it is in good shape.  The obiage also has a few small holes in it.

MEASUREMENTS

FURISODE
159cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
130cm - Arm span
62cm - Width across the back
132cm - Total width of skirt
105cm - Sleeve drop

JUBAN
140cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
126cm - Arm span
62cm - Width across the back
121cm - Total width of skirt
103cm - Sleeve drop

OBI
403cm - Long
32cm - Wide

OBIAGE
140cm - Long
30cm - Wide

OBIJIME
135cm - Long
4cm - Diameter

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 149cm (4'11") - 169cm (5'7") tall, with hips about 88cm (34.5") around. There is some give and take in these measurements though.

This set is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/238119122…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291499484411?s…


If you'd like to see additional photos of the items in this set, please follow the links below:

Furisode:
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Juban
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Han'eri, Obiage and Obijime
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Maru Obi
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Damage photos:
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Dragon Tsuke Obi by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Dragon Tsuke Obi
This beautiful tsuke obi is another my recent acquisitions.  I originally thought it was a nagoya obi, so I was quite surprised to find it was an easy obi.  It's a perfect addition to my collection of ladies items with dragons on them.  Dragons are usually considered a masculine motif, so only very strong or bold women tend to wear them.  I'm really looking forward to using this obi in the next Anime North Kimono Fashion Show.
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Chidori and Wave - SOLD by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Chidori and Wave - SOLD
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Odori Hikizuri. Hikizuri are trailing kimono that are worn to perform traditional Japanese dance. This particular piece was most likely used for stage since it is made from synthetic fabrics. It likely originates in the late Showa (1926 - 1989) or Heisei Period (1989 - present). This hikizuri features a bold pattern of little birds (chidori) and waves and a vibrant turquoise background.

I have inspected this hikizuri in detail, and there is very little damage. There is some very slight discolouration on one sleeve and a number 2 written on the inside collar of the garment. Overall, I would rate this kimono in excellent vintage condition.

MEASUREMENTS:
218cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
136cm - Arm span
64cm - Width across the back
144cm - Total width of skirt
57cm - 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 women who is 188cm (6'2") - 208 (6'10"). This kimono will ideally fit a woman with hips about 96cm (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/236905450…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291490940228?s… <b wytiwyg="1">
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Vermilion Wave - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Vermilion Wave - 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 wave pattern. The obi appears almost quite red in photos, but it is more of an orange-red colour in reality.

I have inspected this obi in detail, and there is some damage; mostly just some scuffs on the narrow section of the obi. There are also some stains on the underside on the wide section which will not be visible when the obi is worn. Overall I would rate this obi as being in good antique condition. There are no tears, holes or seam separations.

MEASUREMENTS:
coming soon - Overall Length
coming soon - Length (Narrow Section)
coming soon - Width (Narrow Section)
coming soon - Length (Wide Section)
coming soon - Width (Wide Section)

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/236793023…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291490933704?s…
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Little Daisies - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Little Daisies - FOR SALE
Here we have a pair of VINTAGE Japanese zori (sandals). These women's zori feature cute little red and white daisy pattern on the hanao and sides, as well as 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: coming soon
Width: coming soon
Heel: coming soon

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 __cm long, they would ideally fit someone who's feet are __ - 2__cm long (approximately size __ - __ in US women's footwear).

These zori are currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/236792477…

They are also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291490931852?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
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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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Arlene0401 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
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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kimonolove Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
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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