This is a fabulous Fukuro obi
with a design of Mt.Fuji and flowers, which is dyed with Shibori (tie-dye) technique.
Its fantastical design is so attractive!
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Fine grass and flower pattern is woven on the base with gold foil threads.
It has a stamp of the designer's signature, Second generation Itchiku Kubota on the tare end.
It is sewn by Sagami, one of the famous Japanese kimono shop.
There is not prominent flaw and it is in very good condition!
There is not folding lines and it seems to be untied one.
Please enjoy its enticing design adding extra elegance to your kimono 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.