This is a FABULOUS houmongi, which was dyed by Kakou Moriguchi
, one of the most famous kimono dyers and Living National Treasure.
His works are highly evaluated not only in the kimono culture, but also world art circles.
In this kimono, bamboo pattern is dyed with few colors - how elegant and vigorous it is!
The signature of his is dyed in the right front.
Basting stitches remain and it seems not to be worn. However, there are some patinas as photos show. It is rather prominent in the sleeve (A).
However, they are not so disturbing in the pattern.
It is 'Lifetime Treasure'.
*Approx background color - black
Softness ( Exceptionally Soft, □ Soft, Medium, Comparatively Stiff, Stiff )