This is a gorgeous Irotomesode
Kimono by by Chiso , one of the most famous kimono makers in Japan.
It has designs of 'matsukawa-bishi'(pine bark hishi) and graceful 'susuki'(Japanese silver grass) with snow, which are dyed.
'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) and 'kiri'(paulownia) are dyed on matsukawa-bishi design.
Plump gold glazing and gracefully shining embroideries can be seen partly.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Sermon pink Hiyoku (additional layer) is attached.
The collar is hiro-eri(unfolded) and it has an embroidery kamon.
There is Chiso's stamp on right collar end.
Slight discoloration can be seen. Left chest is relatively prominent. (D)
Minor flaws such as stains, a dyestuff, wear and smudges can be seen.
Please check detail photos.
Also, quite slight discoloration can be seen on the lining, although it's not mentioned on the sheet and picture.
It seems not to be suitable to wear at formal occasion, because of discoloration.
However, we hope you enjoy its graceful design!
Chisou is one of the long-established stores of Kyo-Yuzen, which was established in 1555 in Kyoto.
They are top level dyers who continue to keep traditions.
At the same time, their new ideas and techniques which depend on their frontier spirit have been getting attention, and admired in the world.
Their products are appreciated as world top level art objects. The Imperial Household of Japan is one of their clients. They have been succeeded to exhibit the possibility
They are the distinguished producer of Kyo-Yuzen who devote to Yuzen
technique which is the origin of Kimono dyeing.