This is a tasteful Nagoya obi
designed by Sansai Saito.
It has a design of charming flower, which is dyed.
The red flower design emerges out against the sedate colored background.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
It has a stamp of the designer's signature on the wrong side of otaiko.
Although not shown on the figure, creases remains slightly on otaiko.
Discoloration is slight so it is not prominent.
It has some other flaws such as a folding line.
Please check photos for details.
However, it still can be tied!
Please enjoy its elegant fashion!
One of the leading kimono designers known for his distinctive sense in beauty of the color and innovative design.
He was influenced by his father who was a dyer, Saisaburo Saito.
Ever since his work was appeared in a popular magazine "the beautiful kimono" in 1965, he came to be taken up by various media such as TV and magazines.
His son, Jotaro, has also succeeded as a kimono designer and works actively at present.