detail of “Kosode (Short-Sleeved Kimono) with Pine Bark Lozenges, Hemp Leaf Design, and Scattered Crests in Tie-dyeing and Embroidery on Parti-colored, Figured-Satin Ground”, 18th century, Japan. Kyoto National Museum.
detail of Kosode (kimono with small wrist openings), autumn flower-plants pattern on twill weave fabric, Edo period/18th century Tokyo National Museum. Ogata Korin (1658 – 1716) is a Japanese-style painter who was a popular artist from the early to mid-Edo period. The accompanying document says that he drew an autumn plant pattern on this kosode (kimono with small wrist openings) for the wife of a lumber merchant, Fuyugiya, in Fukagawa, Edo.