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"Castle Pines" Boy's Kimono



 
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Silver couching
Our Price: $149.00
Material: Ro Silk
Length: 35"
Width: 35" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 37" Waist/Hips
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 1216BK7


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"Castle Pines" Boy's 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.

Soaring hawk in gold, cream, and brown outlined in silver couching embroidery. Pine branches surround the hawk and incredible castle in the background.

This is a layered set - a plain cream colored under-kimono is worn beneath the beautifully patterned but semi-sheer ro silk kimono. The two layers of open weave silk provide a cooling effect on hot summer days.

Five family crests. Some light blemishes on the front and back - see photos.
Kid's Festival

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