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Item No#388693
Historyquite new
Conditionvery good
Techniqueshibori (tie-dye)
sleeve to sleeve 125cm 49 1/4"
length 157cm 61 3/4"
back width 61cm 24"
around the hip 110cm 43 1/2"
sleeve length 44cm 17 1/2"
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This is a tasteful Houmongi Kimono with wave design, which is dyed with Shibori(tie-dye) technique.
It is made by Takitai, one of the famous Japanese kimono maker.
It also has 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) and 'sakura'(cherry blossom) like flower design.
Gold glazing of 'shippou' (interlocking circles) design is shining modestly.
There is a dyer's signature on the right front panel.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.

The smudges(B) on the left front panel are rather disturbing.
It has slight discoloration on white Shibori(tie-dye) parts allover, that are rather disturbing.
The sagging part on the hem is not disturbing.(C)
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.

If you do not mind the small flaws mentioned, it can continue to be worn even on a formal occasion.
Please enjoy its tasteful design!

Takitai is one of the famous Kimono dyers based in Tokamachi city in Niigata, Japan specializing mainly in shibori(tie-dye) dyeing technique.
One of their original dyeing techniques called 'Oboro Zome' is well known for its sensational and fantastic styles in design.
Takitai was awarded 'Minister Prize of Economic, Trade and Industry' for the six consecutive years for its excellence in Yuzen dyeing.

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