This is a VINTAGE Japanese Kurotomesode. Kurotomesode are formal kimono for married women. Nowadays they are mostly worn by the mother of the bride at weddings. This piece likely originates in the Showa Period (1926 - 1989). It displays a striking pattern of wisteria blossoms and various florals over a winding stream. It features five floral family crests. I am uncertain, but I believe they are meant to be close up depictions of pulownia flowers.
I have inspected this kimono in detail and there is minimal damage as can be seen in the photos above. There are some faint scuffson the collar. Overall I would rate this kimono in excellent vintage condition. This kimono is 100% silk.
Arm Span: 129cm
Width Across Back: 61cm
Total Width of Skirt: 132cm
Sleeve Drop: 48.5cm
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 arm span should also reach wrist to wrist on the wearer. In this case, the kimono will ideally fit a woman about 150cm (4'11") - 170cm (5'7") tall, with hips about 88cm (34.5") 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/593523…
It's also up for auction on Ebay: www.ebay.ca/itm/292447748931?s…