This one, I’m NEARLY sure, is in fact a dance or stage houmongi! The colors are bold and graphic, intended to be seen from far away, and they are printed simply, without the minuscule detail common to semi-formal kimono—and the obi is metallic and houmongi, displayed here without obiage and obijime. But even if this piece is not really a high-fashion product, the design is still lovely enough to warrant a long look. I am a big fan of traditional Japanese water, as seen also on ...
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Beautiful Spring Green Kimono
19th Century photograph of a woman wearing a juunihitoe, a layered Heian-era court garment. Princesses and other noblewomen wore these layered robes in the Heian (Kyoto) royal court - 794-1192 ~