Japanese Turquoise Silk Hōmongi Kimono with Embroidered Chrysanthemums and Vines


Beautiful vintage Japanese turquoise silk Hōmongi kimono which is embroidered with chrysanthemums and vining leaves. It is in wonderful condition apart from a minor stain on the front which we have not tried to remove. See photo. Circa 20th century.



  • Length Shoulder to Hem – 56 Inches
  • Width at Shoulder Seam – 26 Inches
  • Width Wrist to Wrist – 51 Inches
  • Width at Bust w/Overlap – 25 Inches
  • Sleeve Drop – 25 Inches
  • Weight – Under 1 Pound


Box Size:

  • Height – 4 Inches
  • Width – 14 Inches
  • Length – 30 Inches
  • Weight – 8 Pounds


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Kimono, meaning quite literally thing to wear, is a traditional Japanese garment and this one is absolutely fabulous! A Hōmongi, meaning visiting wear, kimono is characterized by patterns that flow over the shoulders, seams, and sleeves. This kimono is traditionally worn by both married and unmarried women. Often friends of the bride will wear Hōmongi at weddings and receptions. They may also be worn to formal parties. This one, which we believe to be 1920s to 1960s, is made of beautiful turquoise or robin’s egg blue silk with a very pale pink silk lining and is adorned with embroidered chrysanthemums in pale pink and white with vine like stems and leaves in white and greens. The over-all effect is stunning. This would be a gorgeous piece of art hanging on your wall that you may sneak down occasionally to wear! You just need to make it your own.