I picked up this beautiful michiyuki/rain coat off of e-bay. I just couldn’t resist the beautiful colors and Meisen weaving technique. The fabric has this really cool aqua and plum iridescence to it and it is tissue paper light. When I got it I wa thrilled to find that the sleeves had been taken up almost 5 inches! Luckily there were no holes or stains so I just took the stitching out and pressed it. I’m pretty sure since the weaving style is Meisen and the sleeves are so dang long that this is probably a Taisho era piece. This period of time in Japan lasted from 1910-1926 and was known for its beautiful and extravagant kimono.
Here is a shot of the lovely long sleeves. Other than missing a few buttons, having some stitching coming loose and some very light water staining she is in pretty good shape. I’m thrilled to have her in my collection.