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
Silk obi (sash) for a kimono with woven pattern. It has same design on both sides. In good condition except for a few light stains (not noticeable). The first half of the 20th century. 33cm x 3m96cm
Rimpa Style Matsushima Motif Kimono
This amazing kimono is hand painted with motifs of waves and pine trees set on top of islands. The trees and the islands are enhanced with gold thread sewn onto the silk fabric. The back contains a green bokashi silk fabric.
Condition: Overall the kimono has been kept in wonderful condition. The top backing of the kimono contains staining from being used.
Boro woman's noragi made of hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton with kasuri (ikat) pattern. Washed and has a bit stiff texture with starch. The first half of the 20th century. 124cm x 96cm
Boro noragi (farm wear) made of indigo dyed cotton and has two or three layers of cloth which are stitched together with sashiko (quilting). The outside as well as the lining with mending patches are mostly natural indigo dyed cotton. Generally in good condition. The first half of the 20th century. 124cm x 119cm
Sakiori kotatsu-kake ( cover ) woven of cotton strips for wefts which are recycled from old kimono, futon cover, furoshiki ( wrapping cloth ) and so on. Warps are asa ( hemp ) threads. Kotatsu is a heater made of wooden frame where charcoals or a briquette of coal are put and covered with a futon ( cover ). The lining is cotton stripe and has a bit of yellowish parts. In good condition but has a cotton kasuri mending patch, some wear and wefts loose parts. 20th century. 168cm x 164cm
Silk obi with a grey-green background and gold thread cherry blossoms in honeycomb patterns. It features several images of two cranes with crossed beaks and wingtips touching, one with green, navy and orange feather and the other with yellow and blue feathers beside the branch of a pine tree and bright red, orange, and white flowers. Taisho period (1912-1925)
Size: 168" length, 12.75" width
Beautiful silk obi that has been cut and backed to create eight place mats. They are an ivory color with flowers and twisting stems in dusty purple, muted pink, deep red, gold, and brown. Showa period (1925-1989)
Size: 18" length, 12" width
Beautiful silk obi with a light tan background, decorated with flowers, lanterns, wheelbarrows, books, and fans in gorgeous shades of gorgeous deep purple, gold, forest green, and pale green. Its ends are sewn with gold thread. Taisho period (1912-1925)
Size: 159" length, 13" width