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"Good Fortune" Vintage Man's Underkimono

"Good Fortune" Vintage Man's Underkimono

Auspicious Elements

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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 is unusual because of the different fabric used for the sleeves and the body of the kimono. The sleeves are a soft silk with patterning typical of a young boy's kimono with musical motif that includes shakuhachi (flute) and taiko (drim) along with a music booklet.

The main kimono fabric is a wool blend (soft, not scratchy), with auspicious symbols including the lucky mallet. scrolls, and just a bit of the face of the Beckoning Cat. There are several other elements that we aren't able to identify.

Sizing for men's vintage kimono is very limited since they were originally made for Japanese men, who typically had slender builds and an average height of 5'7".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.
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Length: 49"
Width: 49"
Body/Hips: 40"
Made In (Estimated): 1980
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Printed
Colors: Cream, Multi
Motifs: Scenery, Auspicious Elements

SKU:0923mknm3

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