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"Darumas" Man's Juban Kimono
vintage japanese man's kimono

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Our Price: $89.00
Material: Cotton
Length: 51"
Width: 50" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 42" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0222MK9

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This is a vintage Japanese underkimono - called a juban - for a man. Juban typically feature a solid color over-collar that would peek out behind the over-kimono collar, and this one is off-white. Juban make great robes for leisurewear at home but can also make a statement if worn out to a party or special event.

The silk of this kimono is soft bands of brown and green, with a "postcard print" of traditional rural scenes, with one featuring three Daruma figures. Daruma is a mythical patron of perseverance. The figure has a rounded shape without arms or legs, so it wobbles but will always right itself when pushed down.

There are also kanji characters printed throughout, which we assume are words of encouragement and wishes for good luck.

Be aware that this underkimono was well loved as evidenced by several delicately sewn, hidden patches that you'll see in the photos. This patchwork is called "boro", and is commonly found in mid-century kimono when replacements were hard to come by and extending the life of a kimono was a necessary art.

White cotton lining.

Sizing for men's vintage kimono is very limited since they were originally made for Japanese men, who typically had slender builds and an average height of 5'7". Taller, slender-to-medium build men will be able to wear these kimono but will find the sleeves ending between elbow and wrist and the hem ending somewhere on the shin.

NOTE: Our kimono do not come with an obi/belt/sash and we rarely are able to carry men's obi. But we do make simple cotton sashes that can be added as an option when you order. We'll choose a color that goes well but if you have a requested color, please note that on the order form.

See the videos below for details on how to put on a man's casual kimono and how oshima silk is made.


Wearing a Man's Kimono - Casual Style

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