A jacket with sashiko stitching throughout the garment. The stitching is meticulous with a beginning rectangle shape repeatedly enlarged as it is stitched from the center to the side seams. It is a light-weight 2 layer jacket. The outer backside has fading and there are a couple rust like stains on the inside center shoulder area. Dates mid century or earlier...
An old style everyday kasuri/ikat wear with small sleeves, deep indigo dyed with igata (two lines crossed) and maru (a circle) pattern, believed to be from Iyo-region of Shikoku island. Ca. early 1900s. Great condition. 40"wide (sleeve to sleeve) 47.5 "long (shoulder to the bottom hem).
A fascinating piece of world history is depicted on this stunning Japanese men’s silk haori. The hand woven back panel is divided into 3 scenes; the most dominate being a peaceful scent of Mount Fuji with a Japanese coin centered below it. The lower left scene is 1920s New York City skyline with coins. On the lower right is a scene with 1930 Montreal, Canada skyline, a Queen Victoria coin, and the R100 zeppelin...
One panel of boro futonji. The ground cloth as well as mending patches are hand-spun and natural indigo dyed. It has beautiful quilting with cotton threads. It has some holes. Late 19th mid 20th century. 36cm x 141cm
Vintage black silk woman's short jacket with playful shi-shi lions woven with gold and red lacquered threads. Though a formal jacket, this haori also looks great worn casually with a pair of slacks or jeans. In excellent condition, it dates late Showa.
Stunning Japanese black satin silk obi with a woven pattern featuring shi-shi lions. In very good condition, the back side is solid black. Measures 12" wide by 129" long. Dates Showa Period.
Beautiful Japanese child's kimono, made of orange silk woven with a subtle waves pattern and decorated all over with printed scenes of chrysanthemums, peonies, cherry blossoms and fans, details printed in gold and silver, large chrysanthemums on the back with embroidered details in gold and silver thread, pink and white chirimen silk ties, Showa Period.
Size: 36" wide x 34" high
Charming Japanese child's kimono, made of silk and printed with scenes of bird in bamboo, straw hats and Mt Fuji, lined with yellow silk, beautiful and sweet, Showa Period.
Size: 33" wide x 36" high
Noren (curtain) made of handwoven asa (hemp) with hand-painted design of willow, stream and fish which are nice and cool motifs for summer. Generally in good condition except for a small hole. The green color faded from heavy washing. The first half of the 20th century. 102cm x 116cm
Sodenashi (vest) with beautiful sashiko (quilting) made of indigo dyed cotton cloth. Sashiko threads are also indigo dyed cotton. Used but in good condition. The first half of the 20th century. W:51cm (shoulder) L:70cm
Cotton woman's han-juban with katazome (stencil-resist-dyeing) on white ground. Cloth in the wrists are silk crepe with katazome and cloth under arms are gray silk crepe. In good condition except for some yellowish parts in the upper sleeve in the right and in the back. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 118cm x 61cm
Large furoshiki (wrapping cloth) which is recycled from old hanten with shop's logos. It has many mending patches and countless small holes from heavy use. The first half of the 20th century. 156cm x 150cm
Sakiori sodenashi (vest) coat made of strips recycled from old cloth, such as kimono, futonji, furoshiki and so on for wefts. Warps are asa (hemp). It has beautiful mixed indigo color and stitches with hemp threads for strength under the neck and the arm holes. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 62.5cm x 110cm
Pilgrim's hanten made of gray cotton with Sanscrit letters which are the symbols of the Buddhas. And also "Omine-san" in kanji letters which is located in Nara prefecture. It has been the hallow mountain and the center of the ascetic training, called shugen-do. This hanten has printed images of "En-no-gyosha, a founder of the shugen-do and "Fudo" in the back. In good condition except for light stains. It comes with an original sash. The first half of 20th century. 130cm x 95cm
Men's haori from about 1940
Color;Black with hand painted lining.
Winter landscape with signature.
Condition:Good/small repair on lining.
Fine Japanese kimono
Color:Black with off white chrysanthemums
Entire width:50 inch/127cm
Condition:Very good only some light spots on lining
Obi (sash) for a summer kimono. It is made of black silk gauze whose warps are crossed. It has woven pattern, shells with sea weeds called "miru". It is woven of blue silk threads, dark red urushi coated threads, gold and silver threads on black ground. Generally in good condition except for some rips in sides. The first half of the 20th century. 31.5cm x 3m88cm
Japanese Pink Furisode
Entire width:53.5 inch/136cm
Condition:Good-some small spots on bottom part and lining.Not significant