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"Blue Shishi" Vintage Man's Underkimono

"Blue Shishi" Vintage Man's Underkimono

Fu Dogs

Regular price $60.00
Regular price $75.00 Sale price $60.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan
This is a vintage Japanese underkimono - called a juban - that would be worn beneath a kimono, where only a few centimeters of the collar would be seen in public.These days, our buyers use these as casual robes as-is if you don't have a kimono to wear with it.

This juban features a fu dog, also called shishi (lion dog), and is considered a protectorate. You find these images on home and temple roofs in Japan. The shishi here are a rich ocean blue color, along with smaller dragons and horses that are also done in the same blue. Kanji lettering and temple bells float around the creatures. The background is a blue gray alternating with a dark khaki olive color. Unlined.

Sizing for men's vintage kimono is very limited since they were originally made for Japanese men, who typically had slender builds and an average height of 5'7". Taller, slender-to-medium build men will be able to wear these kimono but will find the sleeves ending between elbow and wrist and the hem ending somewhere on the shin.

NOTE: Our kimono do not come with an obi/belt/sash and we rarely are able to carry men's obi. But we do make simple cotton sashes that can be added as an option when you order. We'll choose a color that goes well with it.
Length: 48"
Width: 51"
Body/Hips: 43"
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Material: Wool Blend


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