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detail of Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Design of Mandarin Ducks and Waves on Black Figured Satin), Edo era, 17th century  Tokyo National Museum. As the pattern often appeared in the fashion book "Kosode Moyô Hinagata-bon (Pattern Sample Book for Short Sleeved Kimono, woodblock printed book)" published in 1666 (the 6th year of the Kambun era), it is commonly known as "Kambun Kosode." The representative work of this pattern is this Kosode.

Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Design of Mandarin Ducks and Waves on Black Figured Satin) - eKokuhou

Green Iromuji Kimono

Green Iromuji Kimono

Tomesode illustration from 1935

formal kuro tomosode kimono set worn by family members at a wedding with a red nagajuban undergarment and a formal maru obi.

Wonderful Blog on one persons kimono adventures.

So, I wanted to experament with my birthday kimono. I paired it with my black obi because the new obi I bought to go with it is still in japan.

detail of Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Design of Mandarin Ducks and Waves on Black Figured Satin), Edo era, 17th century  Tokyo National Museum. As the pattern often appeared in the fashion book "Kosode Moyô Hinagata-bon (Pattern Sample Book for Short Sleeved Kimono, woodblock printed book)" published in 1666 (the 6th year of the Kambun era), it is commonly known as "Kambun Kosode." The representative work of this pattern is this Kosode.

Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Design of Mandarin Ducks and Waves on Black Figured Satin) - eKokuhou

Hikizuri, Late Meiji (1880-1911). A silk Geisha Hikizuri featuring patterns created by yuzen-dyeing, embroidery highlights, and metallic couching.

Hikizuri, Late Meiji A silk Geisha Hikizuri featuring patterns created by yuzen-dyeing, embroidery highlights, and metallic couching.

Plates of Sushi! Makiko Shigeta, Contemporary Kimono Artist @ Steve Beimel's blog

Both a university-trained artist and a traditional wax resist silk dyer, Makiko Shigeta is helping to redefine kimono aesthetics for the century.

紺木綿地海老模様夜着  Kimono-Shaped Coverlet (Yogi) with Lobster and Crest  Period:Meiji period (1868–1912) Date:mid-19th century Culture:Japan Medium:Plain-weave cotton, resist-dyed and painted with dyes and pigments (tsutsugaki) Accession Number:66.239.3

Kimono-Shaped Coverlet (Yogi) with Lobster and Crest Period: Meiji period Date: century Culture: Japan Medium: Plain-weave cotton, resist-dyed and painted with dyes and pigments (tsutsugaki).

Woman's Over-Robe (uchikake) with Design of Mandarin Oranges and Folded Paper Ornaments.  Date: 18th century. Culture: Japan. Medium: Tie-dyed satin damask with silk embroidery and gold couching. Dimensions: 69 1/2 x 48 1/2 in. (176.5 x 123.2 cm).

Woman's Over-Robe (uchikake) with Design of Mandarin Oranges and Folded Paper Ornaments. Medium: Tie-dyed satin damask with silk embroidery and gold couching. Dimensions: 69 x 48 in.

bottom section of tomosode kimono

bottom section of tomosode kimono