This is a fantastic hitoe (not lined) Meisen
kimono with very unique flowers and shokkoumon pattern, which are woven colorfully.
Textile is exquisite silk, and it has rather crisp touch.
The lapel is bachi-eri(folded lapel).
Sleeves are gracefully long, which is the feature of kimono from pre WWII.
Discolorations and patinas along the center sewing line is prominent(G).
It also has some small stains at places.
Please check photos and a figure for details.
It will be still wearable if you don't mind minor flaws.
Please enjoy this fantastic vintage design!
*Please be advised that the images of this item will be stored and posted in our Kimono Archive, a virtual kimono museum, which will be launched in spring 2014. Thank you for your understanding in advance.
(We might ask if the item can be borrowed to exhibit in a museum or use its images in publishing and apply part of the profits to Kimono Archive's running expense.)