Meiji period, circa 1910.
51½"across shoulders; 59"long.
Woman's formal kimono of soft, figured rinzu silk decorated with delicate yuzen dyeing and small touches of silk embroidery. The back is plain, except for one embroidered crest below the collar. It has a red benibana upper lining and is self-lined below. This hand-painted kimono is of historic interest: It dates from a time when various Western influences were first being felt, and rose cultivation was just becoming popular in Japan. The garment is in excellent condition. Read about yuzen dyeing on the Design Techniques page.