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"Over the Rainbow" Woman's Michiyuki

"Over the Rainbow" Woman's Michiyuki

Countryside Collage

Regular price $75.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a vintage michiyuki jacket, meant to be worn over a kimono. A square neck line, inner ties to keep the hemline straight, snap closure, and a hidden pocket on the right front panel are the specific features of a michiyuki - michi means "street" and yuki refers to "going out".

This michiyuki offers so much in the way of color and design. The densly-patterned collage includes so many rural images: pagodas, rice fields, river boats, and so much more.  You could spend an hour identifying all of the deisgn elements.

And the colors!  Such a lovely mix of pastel jeweltones that repeats among all of the imagery. What a complicated set of stencils (one for each color) must have been required to create this beauty.

Not surprisingly, the snaps are covered in silk fabric - suggesting this was a very well made garment. Fun butterfly lining, too!

Michiyuki are a narrow garment, fastened with snaps that will open if the fit is too tight. (The measurement we give is the jacket snapped closed, so your hips and waist measurement should be several inches smaller than the hips/waist measurement we give.)

See the video below to learn more about the different styles of kimono jackets.

Length: 34"
Width: 51"
Body/Hips: 46"
Made In (Estimated): 1980s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Stenciled, Katazome
Colors: Rainbow
Motifs: Floral, Pagoda, Garden, Rice Fields, Rolling Hills


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