White & Pink Marbling Houmongi - Hand-Embroidered Flowers - Intricate and Soft - Vintage Chirimen Silk Formal Women's Japanese Kimono

White & Pink Marbling Houmongi - Hand-Embroidered Flowers - Intricate and Soft - Vintage Chirimen Silk Formal Women's Japanese Kimono


Shipping to United States: Free
  • Details
    Width: 130cm (51")
    Length: 158cm (62")
    Sleeves (top to bottom): 48cm (18.5")
    Armpit to Armpit (back): 59cm (23")
    Chest (along the back fold, except collar): 112cm (44")

    Before 2001

    Fabric Quality:
    Chirimen silk, hand-embroidered patterns
    A - Age stains on the middle back. (Outside)
    See photos for more details on the lining.

    Dry Clean Only!
    Air outside on a dry day a couple times a year.

    This ships within two business days from Kyoto, Japan. Contact us about getting free or reduced-price express shipping.

    Orders to the U.S. ship in bulk and then are forwarded to each customer through USPS Priority Mail. This will take 3-5 weeks.

    Japan Post Airmail (Standard):
    Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, UK: 10-30 Business Days
    Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong: 5-15 Business Days

    2-3 Months (Japan Post Cargo Ship): South Africa, Egypt, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Greece, Mexico, etc.

    **Shipping currently unavailable to Canada. Express shipping required for orders to Australia.**

    Yamato/UPS Express (Send Us Your Phone Number):
    USA (1-2 weeks), Australia & NZ (1-3 weeks): $10 Upgrade Fee
    Europe & North Africa (1-3 weeks - estimate): $15 Upgrade Fee

    Quality Rank:
    S = Near Mint Condition, No signs of aging, staining, or wear.
    A = A very small amount of staining or aging can be seen.
    B = Signs of use and a few small stains or many tiny stains (such as dots from aging).
    C = Stains are easy to spot and numerous, and may be large in size or contrast heavily with the fabric.
    D = A couple holes or large stains may be in the fabric. Significant signs of aging and use may also be seen.
    E = Salvage only. Best used for wall decoration, informal events, or upcycling.
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from Japan

    Processing time

    1-2 business days

    Estimated shipping times

    • Finland : 1 - 2 weeks
    • France : 1 - 2 weeks
    • Germany : 2 - 3 weeks
    • Italy : 9 - 13 weeks
    • Spain : 3 - 5 weeks
    • Switzerland : 2 - 4 weeks
    • The Netherlands : 2 - 4 weeks
    • United Kingdom : 7 - 12 business days
    • United States : 3 - 5 weeks
    • Europe : 2 - 12 weeks
    • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 9 - 13 weeks
    • Asia Pacific : 5 - 15 business days

    I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

    Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Questions about your order?

    Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Care instructions

    Almost all kimonos, haoris, and fabric bolts are dry clean only. Some polyester and cotton products may be hand washed, but that depends on how they were dyed. Please read the description to see instructions.

    In general:
    Polyester jubans can be hand washed in cold water with delicate soap.
    Silk jubans can only be dry cleaned.
    Silk kimonos can only be dry cleaned.
    Polyester kimonos can usually be hand washed in cold water with delicate soap.
    Wool jubans and kimonos can only be dry cleaned.
    Cotton kimonos are about 50/50 for whether or not they can be hand washed.

    If the product needs to be dry cleaned, please make sure you find a dry cleaner that has experience with vintage silk clothing, and hopefully has experience with kimonos.

    Do you have any associated shops on Etsy?

    We also upcycle kimonos into clothes, home decor, and jewelry. Head over to HanamiClothing to see what we make here in Kyoto.

    Latest COVID-19 Shipping Information

    Shipping is delayed or restricted for many countries. See if shipping is restricted to your country here:

    While delivery estimates are taking a lot longer than usual, most airmail packages are delivered within one month.
    See "Japan Post Airmail Estimates" below to find recent airmail deliveries.

    For an explanation and more details on shipping using Japan Post and Yamato/UPS, please
    see "Shipping Availability - Europe and North America" for more information.

    Shipping difficulties will almost certainly stretch into 2022, though things appear to slowly be getting better. As various events happen and things change, all of this information will certainly change.

    Shipping Availability - Europe and North America

    Japan Post has opened up airmail to many European countries, but we are listing all as having a ~2-month delivery estimate unless if we see multiple packages delivered in a timely manner. It takes 2-5 weeks for airmail packages to arrive in most countries.

    All purchases will use Japan Post Airmail if that's available, but will default to being sent via cargo ship if it isn't.

    We are accepting orders that will be shipped via cargo ship for specific countries. Packages will take 2-3 months to be delivered:
    Georgia, Czech Republic, Russia, etc.

    We are shipping all U.S. orders in bulk and then have them forwarded to each customer through USPS. This takes 3-5 weeks.

    **Update 12/22** Shipments to Canada are postponed until airmail opens again

    EU VAT Shipping Info

    Starting on July 1st, 2021, Etsy will collect VAT for all EU orders.
    Because you're paying VAT on Etsy, you will not pay any VAT when the order arrives.
    Packages will immediately be forwarded to you instead of waiting at Customs because you already paid VAT.

    This should eliminate or decrease unnecessary fees and wait times, though some countries (like Belgium) will still require import fees.

    When purchasing from us, please keep each order under €150, so you will be charged VAT at time of purchase.

    Express Shipping: We don't know how this will be impacted. Some countries charge additional fees that they are not supposed to (France), and we assume it will be the same. Please only select express if you need the item much earlier.

    Japan Post Airmail Estimates *as of May 18th, 2021* - With Updates

    Here are delivery estimates using real data from packages we shipped since April 2020:

    Australia: 2-3 Months (Nov. 2nd Update)
    Austria: 2-3 Weeks
    Belgium: 2-3 Weeks
    Canada: SHIPMENTS CANCELLED (Dec. 22nd Update)
    Denmark: 3 Weeks
    Estonia: 3 Weeks
    Finland: 1-2 Weeks
    France: 1-2 Weeks
    Germany: 2-3 Weeks
    Ireland: ~2 Months
    Italy: ~2 Months (July 27th Update)
    Korea: 1-2 Weeks
    Mexico: 5-6 Weeks
    Netherlands: 2-4 Weeks
    Poland: 2-5 Weeks
    Spain: 3-5 Weeks
    Sweden: 4-5 Weeks
    Switzerland: 1-2 Weeks
    UK: 5-10 Days

    As things are constantly changing, these times cannot be guaranteed. They are only representative of real data we have observed and actual delivery times may vary drastically.

    Shipping Coupon Code for Orders Above $35

    Due to limitations on Etsy's shipping fee system, express shipping fees may miscalculate when purchasing items under $35. Etsy will list the expedited shipping price as $25 instead of $10, for example. Use the coupon 35OVER to get the correct expedited shipping price.

    When to use coupon:

    Express Shipping + $12 item + $50 item = Use OVER35 coupon.
    Express Shipping + $45 item + $100 item = Do not use coupon.
    Standard Shipping = Do not use coupon.

    Returns & Exchanges

    You may return or exchange a product for any reason, but you are required to pay for return shipping as well as a 20% restocking fee if the return is not due to a significant* error in the listing or damage that occurred during shipping. We might have you ship the product to another location in your country instead of sending it overseas to save on shipping costs.

    For countries that have extraordinary shipping prices, we may require the full repayment of shipping fees.

    If your return is due to a significant* error in the listing, return shipping will be free. We may request photos and/or videos of the product.

    *A significant error is something like the quality ranking being incorrect or a measurement being more than +/- 3cm off.

    Save on Combined Shipping

    You may be able to get free or reduced-price express shipping when purchasing multiple items. For countries that don't charge import duties (USA, Australia, etc.), we may upgrade your order to express if it is the same price.

    Feel free to contact us before placing or after your order to see if we can upgrade you to Yamato/UPS for free or at a reduced price.

    USA Orders: We are now shipping all orders to the U.S. in bulk via express, and are then having them forwarded to each customer through USPS Priority Mail. This will take 3-5 weeks for delivery. If you want your order delivered within 4-10 business days, please contact us about express shipping or select it at checkout.

    Gift wrapping and packaging

    We wrap all items in plastic ziplock bags to protect during storage and transit. Please reuse these bags. They can help keep your products dry, decreasing the possibility of age staining and molding.

    We use paper mailers and cardboard when possible, but sometimes we can only use plastic. Shipping providers also require the use of plastic to place labels and documents inside.

    Gift wrapping:
    We have an abundance of kimono fabric (from HanamiClothing) and will wrap some around your kimono inside the plastic bag and include a small card for $5.

    The gift wrap fee may apply per product and may incur additional shipping fees.
    Contact us for a quote.