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"Archer's Kabuto" Boy's Miyamairi Kimono
"Archer's Kabuto" Boy's Miyamairi Kimono


 
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Arrows and a Dragon
Our Price: $139.00
Material: Silk
Length: 39"
Width: 33" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 36" Waist/Hips
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0418BK7


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"Archer's Kabuto" 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.

Very elaborate design across the center of this kimono. The central feature element is a kabuto (samurai helmet) with a lovely green dragon on the front. Beneath the helmet is a saddle, and beneath that you'll find a ningyo (imperial doll) pulling a toy. An arrow feather fence in the background, as well as the five family crests of arrow fletching, reference archery as a central theme of the design.

Slight blemishing on the back, see photo.
Kid's Festival

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