This is a graceful Shioze Nagoya obi
with child design playing kite, which is dyed.
'Maegara' (front patterned part) changes depending on the way of wrapping.
It is designed by Toku Yusui, and the charming design is so attractive.
Textile is shioze silk, and it has soft and comfortable smooth touch which is the feature of shioze silk.
Although not shown on the photo and figure, it has discoloration from the tare end to upper otaiko(square bow).
It also has a tiny stain below the otaiko and a tiny snag on otaiko.
Any of them is not bothering for wearing.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
However, it still can be tied!
Please enjoy its charming design at your hand.
First generation Toku Yusui is the most famous Kaga Yuzen
dyer. In addition, he got involved in the history of Kaga Yuzen.
Adorable children are often designed in his pieces.
Realistic flowers are mainly dyed in Kaga Yuzen
pieces, but he likes dyeing people design, which is considered the most difficult theme to express.
His original designs which themes are children attract many people.
He exerted various talents not only Kimono world but also Kabuki, mural decoration and framed.
Second generation Toku Yusui succeeds to first generation, his father's style.
His genius techniques of expression and description of characters get a high evaluation throughout the ages.