望みの矢羽 A Hopeful Arrow’s Flight
Vintage 1950s Yagasuri Kimono
Like Cupid’s bow, the Japanese people have employed arrows as symbols of prayer, communication, and hopes for love. In the Edo period, the arrow-fletching pattern (yasugari) was used in weddings, in hopes that, like an arrow, the couple would always remain true. In this kimono, the traditional yasugari is modified to portray an arrow moving so quickly it is blurred in flight, speeding its way to make one’s wishes come true.
fabric: silk / cotton lining
fits like: fits most
57" Mitake ( length from shoulder to hem)
24.5" Yuki ( sleeve plus shoulder width)
23.5" Sodetake ( sleeve length)