This kimono features the most iconic and romantic scene in Japanese culture, cherry blossom sight seeing.
Namami (flowering sight seeing in general) was firstly recorded from Nara period (8th century). Until today it is still a popular and important activity in Japan. In the third year of the Keichou era (1598), shogun Hideyoshi Toyotomi launched the Daigo Hanami cherry blossom viewing party at Daigo temple, draping bunting around the site. Together with the Sakura and the crowds of people who had gathered, particular the royal and noble women in their finery, the bunting formed an important part of the scenery’s composition.
Cherry blossom slight seeing undoubtedly become a long lasting theme of kimono pattern design.
On this kimono, under the full blooming tress, we can find a couple, a girl and a fluter, with dressing code of Heian period. The slight seems to try to tell us a story, with plots up to your own interpretation.
Handcrafted in Japan
In good condition, with a light discolouration along sleeve edges and hem on wearer's left. There is also a couple of light water marks on lining at back neck. Not very visible then worn.
Dry Clean only
BELT NOT INCLUDED
Approximate measurements for reference:
Length (along central back seam): 151cm
Sleeve Length: 32.5cm
Sleeve Width: 46.5cm
Underarm to Underarm (top bust half circle): 61.5cm
Left Sleeve edge to Right sleeve edge ( total length of two sleeves plus shoulder width): 128cm
All vintage and pre-loved unicorn items have their stories. There may be some signs of wear, to state their uniqueness. Please keep this in mind when making your purchase. Please note due to individual device, light and other factors, colour may appear to be slightly varied. ALL SALES ARE FINAL