Saturday, September 11, 2010

Yamatoku Classic: $7 Ko-Furisode

Online kimono dealer Yamatoku Classic is having a "furisode and obi festival", with discounts on a variety of items. By far the best deal is on ko-furisode, which are these days most always worn as part of a graduation oufit under hakama pants (their shorter sleeves and simpler designs, usually on the top half of the kimono only, set them apart from other, more formal furisode).

However, they make great costumes and bases for fun, non-traditional outfits, and as they're synthetic, they're much easier to clean than silk ones: you should be able to handwash them yourself. At $7, they're also one of the best kimono bargains you'll probably see for months online.

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