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Furisode with Imagery Alluding to the Noh Play Kikujido, Edo era, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Furisode with Imagery Alluding to the Noh Play Kikujido, Edo period late century Institution Los Angeles County Museum of Art

thekimonogallery: Hangyoku with colorful obi and kimono. Hand-colored photo, 1905, Japan. Image via Blue Ruin 1 of Flickr

Magic Hiding Hat Obi 1905 Kakuregasa - One of the treasured motifs, said to render the wearer invisible to demons & evil spirits.

A silk ‘dounuki’ (specialized inner kimono) featuring hem fabric patterned using the katazome technique.  Late Edo to early Meiji (1775-1850), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery

A silk ‘dounuki’ (specialized inner kimono) featuring hem fabric patterned using the katazome technique. Late Edo to early Meiji Japan. The Kimono Gallery

Yuzen-dyed Kurotomesode, Early Showa (1927-1940). A chirimen silk kurotomesode featuring flocks of yuzen-dyed flying cranes. The Kimono Gallery

Yuzen-dyed Kurotomesode, Early Showa A chirimen silk kurotomesode featuring flocks of yuzen-dyed flying cranes. The Kimono Gallery

Silk Dofuku (short overcoat).  Design of gingko leaves and snow crystals on diagonal stripe ground.  Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo Period, 17th century, Japan.  Designated by Japan as “Important Cultural Property" Tokyo National Museum.

Design of gingko leaves and snow crystals on diagonal stripe ground Azuchi-Momoyama, Edo period, century - Tokyo National Museum

Kosode with gabions and blooming cherry trees, 18th century, Paste-resist dyeing (yuzen), embroidery and printed freckled pattern on grayish-indigo silk crepe (chirimen).

Kosode with gabions and blooming cherry trees, century, Paste-resist dyeing (yuzen), embroidery and printed freckled pattern on grayish-indigo silk crepe (chirimen).

5P四季風景流水模様小袖

5P四季風景流水模様小袖

Nuihaki (Nô Costume), Late Edo period (1789–1868), early 19th century    Silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; patterned with impressed gold leaf; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in satin and single satin stitches; laid work and couching; lined with silk, plain weave; dyed with beni, safflower.  The Art Institute of Chicago

Nuihaki (Nô Costume), Late Edo period (1789–1868), early 19th century Silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; patterned with impressed gold leaf; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in satin and single satin stitches; laid work and couching; lined with silk, plain weave; dyed with beni, safflower. The Art Institute of Chicago

Kosode (Kimono) with Orchids and Tale of Genji Designs on Dark Blue Crepe (Chirimen) Ground.  Edo Period, 18th c.  Kyoto National Museum

Kosode (Kimono) with Orchids and Tale of Genji Designs on Dark Blue Crepe (Chirimen) Ground. Edo Period, c.

UCHIKAKE Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century DIMENSIONS: 185.1 x 124.1 cm (72 7/8 x 48 7/8 in.) MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE: Silk satin embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread

century Japanese uchikake (wedding over kimono). Embroidery on satin silk. The Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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Japan, this uchikake is from around Taisho period It has tasteful crane and pine tree motif, which is dyed and embroidered

This is one of the world’s oldest surviving kimonos: 16th century, Japan.  Kosode (Short-Sleeved Kimono) with Alternating Blocks of Flowers and Plants in Embroidery and Gold Leaf.  Kyoto National Museum, Japan

One Of The World's Oldest Surviving Kimonos -- Century -- Japan. Kosode (Short-Sleeved Kimono) with Alternating Blocks of Flowers and Plants in Embroidery & Gold Leaf -- Kyoto National Museum, Japan

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