More ideas from Nicky
A fine plain silk miyamairi kimono worn during ceremonial anointment at a Shinto shrine. The kimono features the classic auspicious motifs of cranes and pine trees, yuzen-dyed.  Meiji period (1868-1911), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery

A fine plain silk miyamairi kimono worn during ceremonial anointment at a Shinto shrine. The kimono features the classic auspicious motifs of cranes and pine trees, yuzen-dyed. Meiji period (1868-1911), Japan. The Kimono Gallery

The Kimono Gallery

The Kimono Gallery

Boys Ceremonial Kimono, Early to Mid-Meiji (1868-1900). A fine silk antique miyamairi kimono, one utilized to drape over a one-month old baby boy during rite of passage at a Shinto Shrine.  The auspicious and imposing pine tree motif represents the wish that the boy have a long life characterized by strength and endurance. The Kimono Gallery

Boys Ceremonial Kimono, Early to Mid-Meiji (1868-1900). A fine silk antique miyamairi kimono, one utilized to drape over a one-month old baby boy during rite of passage at a Shinto Shrine. The auspicious and imposing pine tree motif represents the wish that the boy have a long life characterized by strength and endurance. The Kimono Gallery

Boy's Miyamairi Kimono, Meiji era (1868-1911). This boy's miyamairi (Shinto christening) silk kimono features unusual karako children motifs created with the yuzen resist-dye technique. Five large mon (family crests). The Kimono Gallery

Boy's Miyamairi Kimono, Meiji era (1868-1911). This boy's miyamairi (Shinto christening) silk kimono features unusual karako children motifs created with the yuzen resist-dye technique. Five large mon (family crests). The Kimono Gallery

Young Geisha holding a Doll 1910 In this postcard, a Young Geisha from Osaka is cradling a large doll, which is wrapped in the sleeve of her kimono.

Young Geisha holding a Doll 1910 In this postcard, a Young Geisha from Osaka is cradling a large doll, which is wrapped in the sleeve of her kimono.