A Furisode ("swinging sleeves") is a style of Kimono distinguishable by its long sleeves. Furisode are the most formal style of kimono worn by young women in Japan.
The sleeves, like all women's kimono, are attached to the body of the kimono only at the shoulder, with the inner edge left open past the shoulder. This both allows the under Kimono (juban) to show when worn, and also allows the obito be tied around the body above the hips. , Furisode are decorated with bright colours to reflect the wearer's youth. Furisode are often either rented or bought by parents for their daughters to wear on Coming of Age Day in the year they turn 20.
This Furisode features a pearl base with golden textures depicting a scene with butterflies floating around the flowers in a pond. It may be more appropriate and practical to adorn your home with this gorgeous and luxurious Furisode, and occasionally taking it down to be worn and closely appreciated.
Condition: Vintage, immaculate
Fabric: Polyester - labelled
Made in Japan
Recommended care: professional dry cleaning, and regular steaming.
Note: the back width tapers off towards the hem to 58 cm
*Kimono has been treated with high pressure steam to penetrate and sanitise the fabric, however it is recommended that you dry clean the garment before wear.
Back width (taken along bust line):
Measurements are taken along one side of garment lying flat and are best compared against a similar item of clothing rather than against your body.