This is an ANTIQUE Japanese Furisode. Furisode are formal kimono for young, unmarried women. This piece is actually a Kakeshita (wedding furisode). It likely originates in the early Showa Period (1926 - 1989), probably the 1930's or 40's. This furisode features a bold and beautiful pattern of wild waves, chrysanthemums (kiku), pulownia blossoms (kiri) and phoenixes. Some of the cranes surrounded by a bamboo forest. The cranes are a celebratory motif usually worn for weddings. This piece also has a thickly padded hem for wearing hikizuri style (with the hem trailing), as is the style for bridal kimono. This garment is 100% silk. I believe the outside is kinsha silk, while the lining is likely habbotai.
I have inspected this furisode in detail, and there are some damages. The lining is very discoloured with a few additional stains. Some of the white areas on the exterior have some faints stains or patina on them, and there are a few small spots where the dye has migrated. The parts of the furisode decorated in thick gold lame have also become a bit brittle. As a result the fabric has actually broken open at the top of one of the sleeves. Some creative patch-work could help save this area and keep it from deteriorating further. I have circled the damages in the photos above. Eventhough there are some damages, this furisode is still in good condition given its age - nearly 100 years! Overall, I would rate this furisode in average to good antique condition.
171cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
124cm - Arm span
62cm - Width across the back
134cm - Total width of skirt
104cm - 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. If this kimono is worn with a waist fold, it will ideally fit a woman about 161cm (5'3") - 181cm (5'11") tall. If it is work 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 151cm (4'11") - 171 (5'3"). This kimono will ideally fit a woman with hips about 90cm (35.5") around. There is some give and take in these measurements though.This piece is currently up for auction on Ebay: www.ebay.ca/itm/290819591585?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&am...
Its also up for sale in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/listing/115935685/hidden-in-the-bamboo-grove...