Sunday, June 20, 2010

Yamatoku Classic on Ebay - $20 Ko-Furisode

While looking through Ebay listings tonight, I saw kimono dealer Yamatoku Classic has posted 160 ko-furisode with $19.99 Buy It Now prices.

There are different sleeve lengths one can get with a furisode, with ko being the shortest and most casual. The fact they have multiple kimono of the exact same pattern, plus the material's listing as synthetic and the unique sleeve only patterns, make me think these are probably stage costumes of some kind.

However, if you're looking for a fun cosplay or Halloween costume, this would make a great accurate alternative to all the satin-bathrobe versions out there.

EDIT: It turns out most of them are meant to be worn with hakama for graduation ceremonies, which would explain the lack of patterns along the bottom as you wear the hakama pants over them. I learned something today, to quote South Park. ;)

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