110-MSN-H5: Lot of 5 - 1950s Meisen Haori (Kimono Coats), Cutters, Casual Wear

110-MSN-H5: Pile, 5 haori stacked

Five(5) Vintage Pre-1960s Japanese Meisen Silk Haori as Lot

5 Kimono Coats

Catalog#:  110-MSN-H5

US$95.00 Plus Shipping

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2019 Sample Pictures of Meisen Wearers
(Picture: Wonderland Japan, 
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We are selling this bundle of five (5) meisen haori (kimono coats) as a lot of whole-garment cutters -- they have some imperfections, such as minor stains, holes, or tears; sold as mostly wearable: some customers use them for casual vintage wear; and also note that some vintage store retailers sell these as wearable. 

All these were made 1940s-1950s(some earlier). The pictures shown here are samples, representative of the variety of colors; each package is unique. with an assortment of different colors and motifs.

Pictures are sample images of a recent package. Each lot is different.

To see our bulk meisen kimono package, sold by the pound, touch-click HERE.

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 Background Information on Meisen Kimonos:

Meisen is defined literally in our Kenkyuusha dictionary as "...common silk stuff"; meisen fabrics (or garments made from them) are currently called 'meisen'; Meisen kimono were made similarly to kasuri (ikat) , though meisen usually have very colorful patterns with distinct -- often more modern -- motifs and a slight sheen; Kasuri/ikat, of course, is mostly indigo blue and some white with black. To learn more about kasuri click here.

To see pictures of meisen silk vintage kimonos from Google, touch HERE.

Other Cultural Notes: The best discussion we've found of Meisen silk fabric was on an old blog post by Japundit, excerpted here*:

"...Young women have rediscovered(Japan Times) the kimono, and you can see them out in Harajuku on the Sunday fashion parade. There's even a term for these girls -- not surprisingly they are called "kimono girls." There are even some nice books documenting the trend which you can check out at J-List and are definitely worth having if you are at all into fashion.

"The meisen kimono in particular has become very popular. These kimono were made in the first half of the twentieth century, and were characterized by a glossy sheen, and brilliant patterns. There is often a sort of blurry quality to the silks...."

[*original article has been pulled]


$ 95.00

110-MSN-H5: Lot of 5 - 1950s Meisen Haori (Kimono Coats), Cutters, Casual Wear