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Cream houmongi with gold embroidery and yuzen

I just fell for this rinzu houmongi, which ticks many of the boxes I want in my formal kimono. This cream houmongi is the latest addition to my kimono wardrobe – I was lucky enough to win it last night on Ebay. I have been umming and ah-ing over getting a new houmongi lately. Now that I regret the decision… Read more »

Tomesode with stylised mist

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This tomesode was made in the 1970s and was my second purchase when I began collecting kimono. I thought I would post an update on this tomesode. I bought it from Yamatoku in 2004. It was my second purchase and I had no idea what to expect.  As you can see from the original blog post below, I couldn’t find… Read more »

Floral print Rinzu michiyuki

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A michiyuki is a double-breasted coat worn over a kimono. Michiyuki means ‘goes over everything’. Since at this time I was aiming in my collection to have an example of every type of kimono, I bought this one, attracted by its busy floral print of stylised chrysanthemums and its gorgeous water-colour dyed lining. However, I wasn’t sure the shape would… Read more »