This is a beautiful Fukuro obi
with Sansai birds on stream pattern, which is dyed.
Its innovative and distinctive design is by Saito Sansa, and highly valued.
'Raden' (mother¼¾¼„¼¾¼Āof¼¾¼„¼¾¼Āpearl work) is woven in the tare end, otaiko(square bow) and 'Maegara' (front patterned part) , and shine fascinatingly by the angle of light.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
There is a designer's signature on the tare end.
It has rather prominent folding lines from the tesaki to between the star and circle mark of the sheet.
Although not shown on the photo ad the sheet, it has wrinkles on otaiko(square bow) ane tare end, and they will be bothering when tied.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Although it has some flaws as mentioned, it still is a very charming item to wear!
This piece would add extra elegance to your kimono outfit.
One of the leading kimono designers known for his distinctive sense in beauty of the color and innovative design.
He was influenced by his father who was a dyer, Saisaburo Saito.
Ever since his work was appeared in a popular magazine "the beautiful kimono" in 1965, he came to be taken up by various media such as TV and magazines.
His son, Jotaro, has also succeeded as a kimono designer and works actively at present.