Woman's formal kimono with Yuzen-zome vine design. Miyazaki Yuzensai, who was a folding fan painter, improved and completed the paste resist dyeing in the second half of the 17th century so that it is called Yuzen-zome. The outline is drawn by rice paste and color dyed, and then the paste is washed away. Part of the leaves have embroidery with gold thread. In excellent condition except for one crest in front has wear...
Silk crepe woman's formal kimono with Yuzen-zome peony and lily of the valley design. Miyazaki Yuzensai, who was a folding fan painter, improved and completed the paste resist dyeing in the second half of the 17th century so that it is called Yuzen-zome. The outline is drawn by rice paste and color dyed, and then the paste is washed away. The flowers are beautifully painted and pistils and part of the leaves have embroideries. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century...
Baby's cotton kimono (yukata) with one kind of katazome which is called "chu-sen". Generally, yukata, tenugui (cotton hand towel) and fukin (kitchen cloth) are dyed with the technique. Tan-mono (roll of cloth)
are folded in many layers and each layer is applied with paste resist and then dye is poured. In good condition except for some sprinkled tiny stains. The first half of the 20th century. 59.5cm x 61.5cm
Japanese early Showa period vintage child's silk kimono decorated with cranes flying among pines, both symbols of longevity. White silk lining. Measures about 37” long (excluding collar) and about 32 1/2” across (sleeve tip to sleeve tip). Circa 1940. Very good overall condition with only a few tiny spots on one shoulder. It appears to have never been worn and has been kept stored safely away in an air-tight trunk. From the Tucson, Arizona estate of a World War II veteran.
Boy's summer ceremonial kimono made of tate-ro (vertical silk gauze) which is rather rare these days. It is worn in case of omiya-mairi that parents and a baby go to a shrine for praying the baby's healthy and happy growth about a month after the birth. In excellent condition except for a few light stains and dirt in the neck line. The decorative stitches in the top of the belts are charms. The first half of the 20th century. 110cm x 113cm
Child's silk crepe kimono with katazome (stencil-resist dyeing) which was probably worn for stage. It has ishidatami (checker board) pattern and bold cherry blossom design. Generally in good condition except for tiny moth holes in the middle in the back and some stains in the white checker parts. 20th century. 110cm x 126cm
Student's assignment for a class of special home economics. Showa period, 20th century.
"Special home economics 2, No.16, Tomie Kame" at front, and "Bi" (Beauty) at backside as A grade giving from teacher.
approx. 23 x 11.7cm (9.05 x 4.60in)
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This haori is made with a fabric of lush silk with subtle weave pattern design. In contrast, the silk lining has a bold floral design. This is one garment that can easily be worn with the "correct side" outside or inside out....
Woman's summer kimono with bold kasuri(ikat) pattern. Omeshi is one kind of silk crepe whose wefts are tightly twisted and it is cosidered as high-grade kimono. It has silver and gold decorative wefts which is one of the charasterics seen in the early Showa kimono (1920s to 40s). In excellent condition. 129cm x 145.5cm
A finely hand-woven maru obi (ceremonial obi for kimono) rendered on both sides in quiet earthy tones of greens, mauve, blue, brown and ochre on a gray silk ground. Additional highlights of burgundy, beige, red and orange throughout the fabric and extensive shadowing add dimension and variation for an overall luxurious effect. The obi focuses on the rich imagery of a peacock with dramatic tail feathers posing among peonies and chrysanthemums on broad, leafy stalks...
Very large furoshiki (wrapping cloth) with sashiko (quilting)which is made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. Sashiko is for decoration as well as for strength. In excellent condition except for some small holes. Late 19th to the first half of the 20th century. 170cm x 170cm
Tesuki-washi (handmade Japanese paper) made of fiber as paper mulberry, oriental paperbush, or diplomorpha sikokiana, manufactured one by one by washi craftsman through the traditional Japanese method of 'Nagashi-suki' since Nara period (710-794). With 'fringe' ('ear' in Japanese) at every edges as the distinctive feature. Soft and transparent. Strong, immune to the leakage of water, and permanently preservable.
In beautifully unused condition...
Man's cotton kimono (yukata) with geometric katazome (stencil-resist dyeing). In excellent condition except for some stains in the fromt hems. 20th century. 124cm x 130cm
Sakiori as the Japanese cotton textile woven with a woof made of cloth or silk and torn into thin strips.
Design of mingei. Beauty of recycle. Meiji - Early Showa period, 19th - Early 20th century.
Woman's cotton shibori kimono (yukata). Made of rather thick cotton. In excellent condition except for light beige line in the neck. The first half of the 20th century. W:128cm L:132cm
Japanese kimono made of silk and decorated with large peony blossoms on a black ground. Details of fine gold thread. Lined with white silk.
Taisho Period (circa 1930's).
Size: 59" high x 50" wide
Four pieces of cloth which used to be summer woman's kimono. The cloth is called "kinu-kobai" whose ground cloth is silk and fine check
pattern is cotton. The spiral fake shibori patterns are katazome (stencil-resist-dyeing). Long pieces are for body part and have 10cm slits for the neck. In excellent condition. 20th century. 39cm x 2m78cm (body), 39cm x 132cm (sleeves)
Well-used Japanese boro industrial bag with abstraction of mending stitches, like a sakabukuro (sake straining bag), but made of sort of mixed fabric of nylon and polyester. Showa period, 20th century. Aesthetic both sides.
approx. 58 x 39cm (22.83 x 15.35in)
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