Ubugi Baby Kimono 2022
Ubugis are the traditional first kimonos mothers in Japan will give to their newborn babies. This particular ubugi’s cleverness comes from the fact that it can accommodate a baby from 0 to 24 months, a feature that will appeal to new parents looking for sustainable and convenient clothing options. When your baby is a newborn, the ubugi with reach down and sometimes cover their feet, and an inner ribbon can be tied to create a snug fit. As the baby grows, hidden stitches inside the shoulder can be cut and help extend the arm sleeves, turning the kimono into a kimono shirt. The beautifully patterned fabrics are all made with 100% cotton cloth and hand-dyed in Japan by extremely skilled craftspeople. The fabric will only become lovelier and softer with each wash.
One size fits 0 to 24 months.
18.5'' L x 21'' W (sleeve end to sleeve end) x 9'' W (side to side)
Our ubugis are produced by Tortoise General Store, handmade and hand-stitched in Tokyo by Naomi Shinomoto. Naomi is a professional seamstress, and currently works for various clients in Tokyo. She's also the sister of Tortoise co-owner, Taku Shinomoto.
Each kimono is handmade so there may be slight variation; however, every ubugi is one standard size. The fabric used is hand-dyed so slight variations in coloration may occur.
Hand-wash the first few wears to prepare the cloth for machine washing. Machine wash cold and low tumble dry (or hang dry) for best results.