#033 asanoha kurage

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#033 asanoha kurage

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#033 asanoha kurage jinbei set

Jinbei are a casual style of kimono that is perfect for relaxing around the house, at the beach, in summer, and for sleeping. The loosely fit design and string tie adjustments allow babies to wear the same size for over a year. 

This jinbei is approximately 70cm - 80cm (27.5" - 31.5") and is designed to fit babies that are 0 to 2 years old.

The string ties make it easy to put on lying down, and the pants comfortably cover babies' diapered bottoms with long crotch to waist design.

All warashi-ko jinbei are made exclusively from tenugui, a traditional Japanese textile, hand-dyed by Japanese artisans using the traditional chusen technique. Unlike printed fabric, textiles dyed with this technique have vibrant colors on both sides and uniqueness are heightened through uses and washes. 

The textile is the highest quality 100% tokuoka cotton fabric. As a character of the fabric, it gets softer and softer though each use, and each patterns has a unique name and story associated with it.

#033 jinbei uses "asanoha" for the body, "keshidama" for the sleeves, and "kumo" for the pants. 

Asanoha: "Asa" means hemp, and "ha" means leaf. It was not design based on hemp leaf, but rather a hexagon design which was later given the name because it resembled the shape. Since hemp grows tough and quickly, the pattern was used for baby's clothing from the old days. 

Keshidama: "Keshidama" is an old tie-dye technique pattern (this one is dyed using a paper cut-out pattern), which appears in a book written in 1840s. 

"Asanoha" and "keshidama" are made at the historic studio Todaya in Tokyo, Japan.  Since 1872, Todaya has used the traditional chusen technique for hand-dyeing tenugui. 

Kurage: Kurage: Jellyfish are depicted here making bubbles by their delicate movements in the water. Kurage pattern textiles come in different colors, and depending on the color, they can appear to be dramatically different places and times.

"Kurage" is designed by Yuki Noguchi at Ahiroya. Her intricate designs are based on traditional patterns, as well as her daily experiences. Each piece is poetic and work of art in and of itself. 

Each jinbei is shipped wrapped in soft furoshiki gauze cloth.

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Size: 70cm - 80cm (27.5" - 31.5")
Age: 0 to 2 years old
Material: 100% cotton

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