This is a fabulous Houmongi
Kimono made by Itchiku Kubota, one of the most famous dyer in Japan.
Its blue color and ombre dyed design is so beautiful!
It has fine Tsujigahana
pattern, which is woven and fascinatingly shine by the angle of light.
Hakkake (lower part of lining) has the same pattern.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
The collar is Hiro-eri(unfolded).
It has a stamp of the designer's signature on right front panel.
It has an embroidered kamon(family crest).
Discoloration is not prominent.
Please check detail photos.
It has basting stitches and seems just been cleaned.
Please enjoy its beautiful fashion!
One of the famous dyeing industrial artists for Tsujigahana
When he was at age 20, he was inspired by Tsujigahana
technique, and after long years of study,
he revived it by incorporating the old technique with the new one and created his original technique which he named "Itchiku-Tsujigahana".
He receives a high evaluation in abroad for his unique design and deep hue in the pattern.
He was awarded 'Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres' in 1990 and 'Culture Director General Prize' in 1993.