This is a fabulous kurotomesode, most formal kimono for married woman, made by Shinzo Noguchi the 2nd generation of Daihiko, one of the leading dyeing companies in Japan.
It has vibrantly dyed pattern of 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) arabesque and waaterfall.
Fine embroidery work and woven foiled threads show luxurious look.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Silk hiyoku (another layer of lining) is attached.
The collar is hiro-eri (unfolded).
It has 5 dyed kamon(family crest).
There is a stamp of the designer's signature on the right front.
*Though the photo shows uneven colors by the angle of light, actual background color is one color.
It has slight discoloration on its base, and relatively prominent on the back and right chest.(G)
It has snag, smudges and foil peeling spots on the which is woven. foiled threads.
It has some flaws such as stains, patinas and dyestuff.
It has some other flaws such as smudges and slight discoloration on the hiyoku (additional layer) and on the lining.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
However, if these flaws do not bother you, it could be worn on formal occasions.
Please enjoy this vibrant and gorgeous design.
Daihiko is one of the long-established stores of Tokyo-Yuzen, which was established in 1875 in Tokyo.
They have been creating artistic kimono with Yuzen
technique and elaborate Japanese embroidery works.
Their high artistic value kimono have been appriciated by art collecters and judges all over the world.