One of the classic, but quite exotic designs used in creating wafuku is theme of karako-Chinese child, I called the Chinese, plump toddler, with a shaven head. These are usually painted in the yuzen technique, also tend to be woven and embroidered.
The biggest, that I know, online shop, where you can watch (and buy if the purse permits) thousands of kimonos, obi, haori etc. is ICHIROYA. I found there the largest collection of hilarious karako. The most often mapped to nagoya obi belts, but I found them both on several formal kimono with crests- kurotomesode, whether susohiki -spectacular kimonos worn by geisha but of course on the childish kimono whether male haori.
Zdjęcia opublikowane za zgodą właściciela Ichiroya.
Thank you Ichiro san!