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"Tokaido Scenes" Vintage Man's Underkimono

"Tokaido Scenes" Vintage Man's Underkimono

Lightweight Wool

Regular price $75.00
Regular price $75.00 Sale price $75.00
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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.

The fiber is a soft Japanese wool (not scratchy), and the kimono is unlined. A tealy blue background with earthtones used in the patterning.

The patterning is so interesting: there are three scenes that resemble ancient woodblock imagers of travellers journeying along the Tokaido - the main connector of cities and villages from Tokyo to Kyoto during the Edo Period.

With Mt. Fuji in the background, travellers ramble along in their thatched raincoats and hats (some in just fundoshi!), sometimes leading horses, other times carrying their own burdens.

Sizing for men's vintage kimono is very limited since they were originally made for Japanese men, who typically had slender builds and an average height of 5'7".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: 50"
Width: 52"
Body/Hips: 45"
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Material: Silk


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