This kimono has a lavish overall design of auspicious motifs of pine, bamboo, plum, peony, chrysanthemum, crane and tortoise. This type of kimono was often exported to the West in the late 19th century in respose to the craze in Europe and America for all things Japanese.


  • Title: Kimono
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1870/1900
  • Location: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 165 cm down back seam, including collar, Width: 128 cm across sleeves
  • Medium: Silk crêpe with embroidered and resist-dyed decoration

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