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Item No#414218
Conditionvery good
Techniquedye & embroidery
sleeve to sleeve 126cm 49 3/4"
length 172cm 67 3/4"
sleeve length 105cm 41 1/2"
back width 62cm 24 1/2"
around the hip 109cm 43"
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This is a vibrant vintage Furisode Kimono with wave and fan design, which is dyed by Gekka Minagawa, the foremost dyer of the Showa era.
It also has vivid birds such as peacock and parrot design.
And it has china style design such as peach and castle design.
The design is lively and energetic.

The wave design has natural beauty design of ice crack design.
The technique seems to be rouketsu(batik).
Shining gold and silver foil threads embroidery work is impressive.

It has design to hakkake (lower part of lining).
It has five dyed kamon(family crest).
The bottom is padded.
There is a dyer's signature on the right front panel.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
The collar is Hiro-eri(unfolded collar).

It has slight discoloration allover, and has vintage feelings.
It has prominent discoloration on the shaded area of the figure, that is rather disturbing.
It has dullness and peeling spots of foil threads of embroidery allover.
It has loose threads in places of 'Koma'(outlining embroidery work) parts.(D)
The flaws (J) are loose threads of about 6cm(2.36in) size and a tear of 3cm(1.18in) size.
The fabric of this area may be becoming easy to tear.
It has loose threads of about 2cm(0.78in) size on the front sleeve seam.
And it has a tear of about 1cm(0.39in) size.

It also has many other flaws.
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.

It is attractive not only as a clothes but also as a collection of art works.

This work still conveys great energy.
It needs to repair before you wear.
Please enjoy its full taste of vintage!

*Gekka Minagawa*
He is the foremost dyer of the Showa era.
He was born in Kyoto in 1892, and learned Yuzen dying from Suisen Yasuda and Japanese-style painting from Kako Tsuji.
While working on a study of natural dye and the ancient dyeing, he established a technique which adopted pictorialism to yuzen.
He worked active as a pioneer of the artistic dying world.
He produced tapestries and many other decorations of the Yamahoko floats of the Gion Festival for many years.
He passed away at the age of 94 in 1987.

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