Our new cross neckline kimono tops are now made of high quality Chita cotton – great lightweight pieces for the Spring/Summer months. The design is inspired by the undergarment worn by the imperial family during the Heian Period. You can layer with our Nagi kimono sleeve or sleeveless tops.
This garment utilizes the original width of tenugui hand towels which are sewn together to create the bodice. Batting is added to the neckline to simulate traditional kimono collars. Kohaze (slip clasp) closure keeps the neckline from being too wide.
※Due to being hand crafted uniquely, each piece will have varying print placement that cannot be specifically selected.
※Due to the nature of the dye used, color saturation and some minor print discrepancy may exist.
About Chita Cotton
Chita cotton was produced in the Chita peninsula of the Aichi Prefecture during the Edo Period. Even now, Chita cotton fabric is woven by the shuttle loom created in the Meiji era. This beautiful and sturdy material is used for many articles of clothing including yukata and jinbei, as well as small items such as tenugui hand towels which have a 50cm width.
※Suggested to wash alone for first time. Wash in a mesh laundry bag on delicate cycle, cold water. Do not hand wash.
※Do not wash with white or light colored garments to avoid color transfer.
※Do not leave soaking; air dry immediately after wash.
※Do not tumble dry; air dry hanging upside down to avoid stretching the neckline.
※Color may transfer from or onto other garments through repeated rubbing contact.
※Iron indirectly with cloth or towel between iron and garment.
※※ Model is 158cm/5.2″ and wearing a size Women S ※※
Women S (Length:64cm/25.2in, Sleeve length(from high point shoulder):61cm/24.01in, Bust:130cm/51.1in, Hem:130cm/51.1in, Cuff width:32cm/12.6in)
Women M (Length:70cm/27.5in, Sleeve length(from high point shoulder):65.5cm/25.7in, Bust:136cm/53.5in, Hem:136cm/53.5in, Cuff width:34cm/13.3in)
※This particular product will shrink approx. 3cm in length and approx. 3cm in bust measurement after wash.
※Size dimensions may differ slightly from those listed above.
● Material: Chita Cotton 100%
●Printed by Yahata Print ltd, Takeichi Ltd / Kyobi Dye Co, Ltd / Tobi Textiles
●Manufactured by Nihon Hihuku Co.
●Made in Kyoto, Japan