This is a chic Houmongi
Kimono with waterfall design, which is dyed with Shibori (tie-dye) technique.
'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) motifs with gold and silver glazing are added partly.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft and textured touch.
The collar is hiro-eri(unfolded).
There are name and stamp of the dyer, Takitai on right front panel.
It has slight discoloration on the sleeve and side seams.
Although not shown on the photo and figure, the lining is slightly discolored.
It has some other flaws such as slight smudges on the cuffs.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Though it has some flaws, it could be worn if these minor flaws do not bother you.
Please enjoy this elegant design from Japanese classical motif.
Takitai is one of the famous Kimono dyers based in Tokamachi city in Niigata, Japan specializing mainly in shibori(tie-dye) dyeing technique.
One of their original dyeing techniques called 'Oboro Zome' is well known for its sensational and fantastic styles in design.
Takitai was awarded 'Minister Prize of Economic, Trade and Industry' for the six consecutive years for its excellence in Yuzen