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Kimono gallery – part one, haregi

Here is my kimono collection – hope you enjoy it. It hadn’t occurred to me until now that I haven’t done a blog with all my kimono in it, so, as at August 2010, here is my kimono gallery. It’s quite large, so it’s in sections. Part one, formal kimono. UCHIKAKE Gold uchikake with royal carts. Age, probably 1970s –… Read more »

How to price a kimono

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Only you can decide what to pay for a kimono, but here’s the rough guide I use. I thought today that I’d write a word or two about pricing. What a collector is willing to pay for kimono depends on a number of factors, including your income and the purpose to which you’re going to put the kimono. And I… Read more »

Mustard houmongi with bamboo Yuzen

When in doubt, in terms of formality, choose a houmongi. This was the second houmongi I bought, in 2004, and is from Ryujapan. Overall, it’s probably the most beautiful kimono I own, because the yuzen is of a very high standard and the overall balance of the garment is just perfect. Houmongi (houmon – visit, gi – wear) are ‘visiting… Read more »