Folding fans have a long history in Japan, dating as far back as the 6th century. While the origins of the fan vary, it is believed to have been invented by a farmer seeing a bat fold and unfold its wings. Fans have been used in numerous ways; by cooling off on a hot day, to the military using them to send signals, referees using fans to conduct Sumo wrestling matches and dancers using them in the performing arts.
In ancient times, laws were passed so that folding fans could only be used by men and women of the elite, upper social class. It wasn't until the Edo period when folding fans became so popular that anyone could have one and the exportation of fans to other countries began.
This traditional Japanese Kimono kimono features golden fans against a rich maroon and red background. Golden fans are considered a symbol of fortune, prosperity and to attract wealth. The gold and black calligraphy accents compliment the stylish design. Made in Japan of 100% cotton sateen. Cotton sateen is produced with the highest quality threads and is among the most expensive cotton fabrics available. It is breathable and has increased wear resistance. This men's robe has straight sleeves and a matching belt is included. Machine washable, we recommend cold water for best results.
A kimono robe is perfect for lounging around the house or as a cover up after a bath or shower.
This kimono is available in size: Large.
Large, measures 58" in length and is designed to fit a man 5' 10" to 6' 3" in height. The sleeve length is 15", the shoulder width is 27" and the girth is 50".
To determine where the length of the kimono will fall on you, measure yourself with a tape measure from the top of your shoulder and down your front or side. If you prefer shorter robes, see our selection of Happi Coats which are short length kimonos.
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