kimono by National Living Treasure of Japan, Fukumi SHIMURA (1924~)
‐しむらのいろ‐「志村ふくみ・志村洋子 展」 | 着物・和服のきもの創り 玉屋
Kosode with design of plank bridges, cherry blossoms and Chinese characters Tie-dyeing and embroidery on white figured silk satin (rinzu) this kosode pattern arrangement is so unique, we now call it Kambun pattern or Kambun kosode.
This houmongi is playing with seasonality– there is a lot of waving grass (summer), blue star-shaped flowers (summer and fall), chrysanthemums at the very bottom, and what appear to be tachibana on the left (orange), along with songbirds and sakura on the shoulder. I suppose this is a three-season kimono attempting to be as broadly wearable as possible!