Haori (formal jacket) karinui (tacked fabric), yuzen-dyed silk, contemporary
My applique cushion is on the chair.
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Hōmongi (visiting wear) kimono karinui (tacked fabric), silk, contemporary.
The same scene of the karesansui garden (literally meaning dry mountain and water) at Ryōanji temple,
The blue tones in the gravel make it feel more like the water it represents. I would like this karinui even more if I could have the top half dyed purple - all over pale pink isn't my style. There are places in Kyoto that will do this...
Hōmongi (visiting wear), chirimen (crepe) silk,1970s.
A view of a Japanese garden, as seen from a veranda, with bamboo leaves, pines and a stone lantern, in monochrome. Yuzen (rice paste resist dye). The dyer’s seal is visible on the right.
Komon (small pattern) kimono, chirimen (crepe) silk,1990s
All over stencil-dyed pattern of clouds and mountains, in the colourful bingata (Okinawan stencil dyeing) style. The motifs alternate direction, to cope with the kimono’s lack of a shoulder seam, so some are upside down.
Hōmongi (visiting wear) karinui (tacked fabric), silk, contemporary
A scene of Mt Fuji. Kimono colours are frequently non naturalistic. Yuzen-dyed silk.
I hope you enjoyed your tour! Goshisosama deshita! ("It was a feast", as one Japanese visitor commented this week).