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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. 

We have removed all of these from our website and are only selling them at shows or you can email at saber@olympus.net  us for more information.

 

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