Champagne hitoe hiro eri kimono of the yukata type with black shippou pattern. It has a hand stitched black rope on the back.
Dress Length: 134 cm | 52.8"
Sleeve Length: 31 cm | 12.2"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 65 cm | 25.6"
Handmande in Japan
100% silk crêpe
A kimono without liner is called hitoe, which means "single cloth". It is exclusively worn from June to September, the summer season in Japan.
In hiro eri, the collar is wide and its inside is not sewn to the body. When put on, the lapel can be folded in two to feature the widht desired and fall naturally toward the erisaki (the bottom of the collar). It is used in many women’s kimonos.
Yukata is an unlined kimono, originally based off of hot springs bathrobes, which has become very popular at summer festivals. Nowadays a young Japanese person may not wear kimonos very often and may only hire them for special occasions, but might well have one or more yukatas for summer wear, as they are usually hand washable, much more casual, easier to wear and easier to maintain.
Shippou refers to the seven treasures of Buddhism: gold, silver, lapis lazuli, agate, seashell, amber and coral. All of these are found in the Asian continent and were considered precious and rare products. The pattern represents these beautiful seven treasures in an infinite repetition and is considered a lucky charm.