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JAPANESE UBUGI & GIRL'S KIMONO

DISCOUNTED UP TO 50 PERCENT!!!!

These kimono for children, also called miyamiri-ji, are purchased for a child but worn for the first time(when the child in 30 days old) by the grandmother carrying the baby in her arms.   The ubugi/miyamiri-ji is tied over the shoulders of the grandmother and draped down across the baby.  Then baby and grandmother, along with the child's parents set off for the temple to have the baby blessed.  Years later, the child will wear this garment for the 3-5-7 Ceremony.   Each miyamiri-ji is hand painted and embroidered on the back of the kimono with auspicious symbolic designs appropriate to the sex of the child.    Miyamiri-ji for girls are in pastel colors with designs such as flowers, cranes and  pine tree symbols.  Boys symbols include jumping koi (fish), samauri, dragons and eagles, etc.    You can see photos of a family with a baby wrapped in miyamiri-ji being presented at a temple on the page describing our tours to Japan.

Over the years, we have collected hundreds of these beautiful, small kimono for they are exquisite, individual works of art with charming, hand painted designs.  Because there is no tradition in Japan for saving these garments (or any garments, for that matter), we have been able to acquire these miyamiri-ji at very reasonable prices.  If you would like to accompany us to Japan to select such a work of art for yourself, please see our Japan Tours page.      

 

Ubugi  56 (upper left):  waves with leaping koi with couching and under separate kimono.   Cost was $125.  Now only $90

Ubugi 93 (upper right):  pair of eagles with gold embroidery.  Cost was $125.    SOLD

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Ubugi 9 (upper left):  Silk jacquard in ombre (cream to ivory) color.    Hand painted designs of waves, tropical modern settings.   White under kimono of jacquard with crane patterns. 40 inches by 37 inches.   Cost was $85, now only SOLD

Ubugi  67 (upper right): embroidered cranes with bamboo.  Cost was $110.    SOLD

Ubugi  130 (lower left): extensive embroidery on eagle with pine and waves.  Slight stain on front.  Was $120.    Now only $80

Ubugi  113 (lower right): eagle with embroidery pine boughs.   Sleeve has some foxing . Was $110.   Now $80

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Ubugi 102 (upper left):  2 eagles with some couching.   Was $$90.   Now $70.

Ubugi  134 (upper right): eagle with with shibori areas.   Was $115.  Now  $90.

Ubugi  80( lower left): childs kimono with heavy gold embroidery and under kimono.  Price was $150, now only $80

Ubugi 65  (lower right): cranes with some embroidery.   Was $135, now $75

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Ubugi 77 (upper left):  flying crane, some embroidery.   This one is much older than many others.    Was $80.   Now $60.

Ubugi  109 (upper right): 2 eagles with some embroidery.   Was $120.  Now $85.

These unique kimono make wonder wall hangings.   In addition to those shown here, we have ones with samurai on horses and eagles plus others.  Some are green rather than black.  Joining our Japan Tour   is a wonderful way to select the perfect one for that special place in your home.

FOLLOWING ARE TWO VERY SPECIAL CHILDREN'S KIMONO

The following (tag number D174) military-themed, child's kimono is easily identified as pre-WWII.   It has some damage including holes in top of each shoulder and holes in the piece around the neck (neither of which would be seen if hung with back facing out from wall) which is why this rare gem is priced at only $75

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