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"Shimmer and Shine" Vintage Furisode Kimono

"Shimmer and Shine" Vintage Furisode Kimono

Amazing Design

Regular price $199.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a traditional vintage furisode kimono originally created for a young, unmarried woman.

This furisode is truely a work of art - and the product of dozens of artisans.  The deep orange background rarely pops through the elaborate collage of florals in this complicated, dense design.  Large peonies, chrysanthemums, plum blossoms and more float and cluster all along the kimono.  Deep purple and ocrean blue blossoms add a rainbow effect as they accent the colors from the other side of the spectrum.

Look beyond the florals on the back to see large white folding fans, and at the hemline, find the rim of a gold imperial cart against a black path. That element continues around to the inside lining of the kimono, suggesting an added expense and expertize that would have increased the original value of the garment.

Some of the featured blossoms are outlined with gold couching. The patterning was created with the yuzen technique - a combination of stencil and brush painting that requires the skill of dozens of artisans.

Furisode are worn for formal events, such as Seijin-no-hi (Coming of Age Day, sometimes translated as Adults Day) in early January. Furisode are also worn for weddings, recitals, receptions, and other celebrations calling for formal attire. Note the long sleeves (furi = long, sode = sleeves) sometimes called "butterfly sleeves", which flow with grace when she gestures, attracting male attention!

If you'd like to display the kimono, we offer hanging rods in four colors - see tab at right.

If you'd like to wear or display this kimono with a traditional obi, browse our Fukuro Style Obi or email us if you don't see one you like. Although it isn't traditional, if you'd like one of our simple cotton sashes to wear with this, we'll choose a complimenting color for $15 (see Add A Sash above).

For more information on wearing a furisode or the traditional textile techniques used to make this kimono, see videos below.

Length: 60"
Width: 49"
Body/Hips: 42"
Made In (Estimated): 1980s
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Yuzen, Stencil, Embroidery
Colors: Orange, Rainbow
Motifs: Floral


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