This is a Houmongi
kimono with a design of such as 'Shou-chiku-bai'(auspicious three motifs - pine tree, bamboo and ume blossom), 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum), bridge and 'Kasumi'(mist), which is dyed and embroidered.
Its colorful design on the chic background has graceful atmosphere.
Main parts are embroidered with drawn work(one of the technique of removing thread partly to make a ground textile seen through).
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
The real base color is considerably more red and brighter than photos.
Basting stitches remain and it seems to be just after cleaning or unworn one.
Discoloration of the outside is slight and not so disturbing.
Quite slight discoloration can be seen on the 'Douura' (upper lining).
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Though it has a bit of sense of use, it's still wearable enough on formal occasions.
Please enjoy its classical and elegant design!