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"Paulownia" Kakeshita Wedding Kimono
"Paulownia" Kakeshita Wedding Kimono

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Our Price: $400.00
Material: Silk
Length: 57"
Width: 49" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 54" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 1118WEDKIMG3


This listing is for a vintage Japanese wedding kimono, called a kakeshita. It is worn with an obi underneath the heavier and even more elaborately made uchikake kimono, Kakashita are typically lighter weight, with a lighter padding at the hem, a yuzen-dyed rather than woven fabric, and patterning that may have a "blank" area at the waist where the obi would be tied.

This is a vintage Japanese wedding kimono, but it has us confounded. We've listed it as a kakeshita style wedding kimono but it has the design of the more formal uchikake style because it is a heavier woven fabric with no pattern break at the waist. But there is no padded hem, which an uchikake would have.

The design on this wedding kimono has almost a checkerboard effect, with gold bands alternating with large, colorful paulownia florals with green, purple, orange, and light blue accents.

See the video below for how these are traditionally worn as well as some images of how to display a wedding kimono in your home or office.


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