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"Smokey River" Woman's Michiyuki

"Smokey River" Woman's Michiyuki


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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 is a charcoal gray color with a waffle-ish texture that we haven't seen before.  The pattern of butterflies and swirling water was created with the shibori technique. (See video below on how shibori is done.)

Note the covered snaps (!) and white basting stitching on the sleeves - suggesting this is high quality work.

There is some discoloration on one side of the lining that does not show through.

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: 35"
Width: 52"
Body/Hips: 45"
Made In (Estimated): 1980s
Condition: Very Good
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Woven, Shibori
Colors: Gray, Charcoal, Red
Motifs: Butterflies, Water


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