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"Tomoe Crest" Woman's Iromuji Kimono
iromuji tea ceremony kimono


 
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Swirl Jacquard
Our Price: $75.00
Material: Silk
Length: 61"
Width: 52" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 51" Waist/Hips
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 1019WK5


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Description
 
This silky little number is a soft peachy pink with a brush stroke swirl design in the jacquard.

The stitched crest at the neck is a tomoe design that seems to be made with an unusual segmented pattern - very unique!

There is a very slight discoloration on the middle back - hardly noticeable - see photo.

This style of kimono, called iromuji in Japanese, is typical of what would be worn by a practitioner of chado – traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Aside from being in tune with the season and the age/status of the wearer, “tea ceremony kimono” are usually single color, tone-on-tone jacquard weaves. Iromuji might have a single crest at the back of the neck (this one does) and very subtle design shading and would be worn with an obi of muted colors or design.

The importance of the single color and understated elegance is in keeping with the solemn celebration of the tea ceremony itself. The host/hostess wears a kimono that does not call attention to his or herself, so as to not detract from the ceremony. See the video below to learn about Japanese tea ceremony..


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Japanese Tea Ceremony

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