1912-1926 (Taisho era). This striking blue silk furisode has designs created by the "yuzen" (paste-resist method of dyeing) technique. The cranes and some flower designs are highlighted with both satin stitch and Sagara embroidery (knot embroidery). The pattern continues inside the lower inner lining and the upper inner lining is red silk. This kimono is said to have been brought to the US in the 1940s by a US Military Governor and diplomat who lived in Japan after WWII to help restoration.
Taisho era (1912-1926). An attractive silk Irotomesode designed with the techniques of yuzen-dyeing, surihaku metallic foil ourlining as well as sagara, couching, and satin embroidery. Five mon (family crests).