Recently we have been exploring Japanese advertisement for traditional kimono. In our private collection is a great variety of reference publications, many of which are from decades ago and make a get reference point for understanding trends in the various designs and styles expressed with kimono over the years. Previously we explored the Japanese publication 'The Magazine For Kimono #83' which was from the year 1973. With 279 pages total in this magazine we wanted to share e
We recently got in a section of stunning Taisho era michiyuki. These silk coats pre-date ww2 in most cases, and are almost all hand sewn. Taisho era wafuku is especially prized for the quality of the fabric, and the longer sleeve lengths. Imagine our surprise, when we checked one of the pockets of a coat only to discover money! Over the years we have checked the pockets of many michiyuki and continue to be surprised at the discoveries we make.
Inside this coat was a 50 sen
While exploring a few Japanese sites dedicated to sewing kimono we stumbled onto this nice diagram of a michiyuki and what parts make it up. Looking at the diagram many seamstresses could figure out a crude pattern and create their own. We do not know the source of this image, and hope to locate it and share. Let us know if you sew your own kimono, haori, or michiyuki! We would love to see your kimono sewing projects. Michiyuki are a coat worn atop of Japanese kimono. #sewkim