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Amagaki (Sweet Persimmon) - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Amagaki (Sweet Persimmon) - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Hikizuri. Hikizuri are trailing kimono that are worn to perform traditional Japanese dance.

This beautiful hikizuri was lovingly restored by yours truly. Originally the sleeve bottoms had come undone and a layer of padding was missing from around the hem. New padding has been put in and the sleeve endings have been stitched back together.

This geiko's hikizuri displays an uncommon motif; sweet persimmons, on the boughs of nearly bare trees. The Japanese persimmon season runs from October through to December making this kimono appropriate for wear during the fall and early winter. In Japanese culture, persimmons are a symbol of education and transformation. This is because they start out bitter and become very sweet when they are ripe. This is a fitting motif for a geiko because the difficult training which she began as an apprentice, and will continue throughout her career, has resulted in the formation of a highly skilled artist.

MEASUREMENTS:
181cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
136cm - Arm span
68cm - Width across the back
141cm - Total width of skirt
74cm - 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 woman who is approximately 151cm (4'10") to 181cm tall (5'11"), with hips about 94 (37") 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/207588376…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291270537319?s…
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Cherry Willow - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Cherry Willow - FOR SALE
This is a panel of ANTIQUE Japanese obi fabric. This fabric is silk brocade, and it is woven with a luxurious 3D pattern of cherry blossoms and willow boughs on folding fans. The background is also decorated 3D with a faux shibori pattern. This fabric piece measures 32cm X 404cm (approximately 12.6" X 159.06"). It is enough to complete one side of a fukuro obi.

The fabric is in very good condition with just a couple of faint stains.

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/207588652…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291270542200?s…
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Champagne River - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Champagne River - FOR SALE
This is the fabric for an ANTIQUE Japanese Nagoya Obi. Nagoya obi are worn with casual and semi-formal kimono. The fabric shown here likely originated in the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). It may have originally been a maru obi (formal obi), but it was remade as a nagoya obi at a later date. It has since been partially unpicked (likely to be relined). The champagne grey fabric is woven with a delicate willow and stream motif.

The fabric is in good condition with a fold line running much of its length. It measures 34.5cm X 461cm (approximately 13.58" X 181.5").

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/207599369…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291270551572?s…
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Maple and Stream - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Maple and Stream - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Houmongi. Houmongi are semi-formal kimono worn for visiting. They are characterised by their artfully arranged patterns which flow seamlessly across the garment's seams. This kimono likely originates in the late Showa (1926 - 1989) or Heisei Period (1989 - present). This piece features an elegant pattern of green maple leaves. This green leaf motif is known as kaede and is appropriate for wear during the summer. I am not certain if this kimono is made from silk or synthetic fabric, but it is woven like ro.

I have inspected this kimono in detail, and there are a number of stains. Overall, I would rate this kimono in average to good vintage condition. There are no tears or seam separations. Measurements will be posted soon.

MEASUREMENTS:
158cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
126cm - Arm span
62cm - Width across the back
139cm - Total width of skirt
47cm - 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 woman about 148cm (4'10")  to 168cm (5'6")  tall, with hips about 93cm (36.5") around. There is some give and take in these measurements though.

This piece is currently for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/207348371…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291268902713?s…
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Golden Maple - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Golden Maple - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Fukuro Obi. Fukuro Obi are semi-formal belts worn with kimono. They are characterised by being only partly patterned, the plain portions will be hidden when worn. They are usually worn with houmongi or furisode kimono. This obi likely originates in the Showa Period (1926 - 1989). This obi has bold battern of golden maple leaveson a vermilion background.

I have inspected this obi in detail, and there are some faint white spots on the patterned portion as well as a fold line along the centre for part of the obi's length. Overall I would rate this obi as being in good vintage condition. I believe this garment is 100% silk.  Measurements will be posted soon.

MEASUREMENTS:
407cm - Length
31cm - Width

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/207349633…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291268909097?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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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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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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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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vandatais Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional
Thank you for adding to your favorites !!!!:happybounce: 
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vandatais Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional
Thank you for adding to your favorites !!!!:happybounce: 
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Kaigato Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a few more drawings based from your kimono collection, I just absolutely love them all!!

Breezy

Vintage Autumn

Daydream
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lanlong89 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Thanks for the fave:)
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