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I bought this beautiful formal silk crepe kimono in Japan while I was living there for 3 years. The embroidered cranes in white and turquoise on gray clouds is drop-dead gorgeous! The embroidered design covers most of the front of the kimono (first photos), across the back at the bottom and across the bottom on the inside. There are three family crests, one on the back and one on each sleeve at the back (see last photo.) This crest is called a maru-ni-shihou-mokkou.

It measures 50" (127cm) across the sleeves at the back, 50" across the lower part below the flaps, and 59" (150cm) long at the back from the nape of the neck. A traditional kimono is folded at the waist under the obi so is much longer than the average height of a Japanese woman. The top 2/3 is lined in red silk. It has a bit of wear on the special inside silk lining at the bottom of the sleeves on the inside but is not noticeable when worn. Otherwise it's in excellent vintage condition.

This would also make a gorgeous wall hanging. Although I would have a hard time cutting up this kimono myself, you could cut it and frame the beautiful embroidered cranes. It would make two gorgeous framed panels.

I have several obis listed in this shop that could be purchased to use with this kimono.

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Be sure to check out my other vintage Japanese clothing in the section "Clothing."

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Formal Japanese Silk Kimono, black with embroidered cranes, sz M


  • Vintage item
  • Material: silk
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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