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"Ningyo" Boy's Miyamairi Kimono
"Ningyo" Boy's Miyamairi Kimono

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Our Price: $125.00
Material: Silk
Length: 42"
Width: 34" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 36" Waist/Hips
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0418BK12

"Ningyo" Boy's Miyamairi Kimono

This is a vintage Japanese boy's formal kimono, called a miyamairi, and is a ceremonial garment draped over an infant boy for his first visit to the shrine with his parents and grandparents to thank the gods for safe delivery of the child. Miyamairi typically have dark bands at top and hem with a light band across the middle, and in that middle space is a painted design that reaches across the back and sleeves. See below for a cute video featuring kids wearing traditional kimono.

Rich blue borders the top and bottom to frame the center section which features seven pudgy ningyo figures (in total, back and front) against a golden shoji-screen background. Each of the ningyo (imperial dolls) has delicately painted features, has a unique fabric wrapped around its torso and wears a funky hat!

Five family crests. Some blemishing on the white areas on the front, see photo.
Kid's Festival

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