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Item No#426298
Historyquite new
Conditionvery good
sleeve to sleeve 131cm 51 1/2"
length 153cm 60 1/4"
back width 59cm 23 1/4"
around the hip 104cm 41"
sleeve length 55cm 21 3/4"
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This is a charming Houmongi Kimono with flower of evergreen magnolia design, which is dyed.
It is dyed by Seisei Matsui, one of the most famous Kyoto Yuzen dyers.
Its ombre dyeing design is youthful and tasteful.
There are designer's signature on the right front panel.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.

It has rather disturbing sag.
A perspiration stain is reflecting to the outside slightly.
It is not so noticeable. (E)
A stain and a patina on the left front panel are tiny and minor. (C,D)
It also has some other flaws.
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.

If these flaws do not bother you, it could be still worn for formal occasions.
Please enjoy its charming design!

*Seisei Matsui*
The present Seisei Matsui is a Kyo Yuzen dyer of the 3rd generation.
Although division of labor system is the mainstream in Kimono industry, Seisei's atelier does all works.
Real name of the 1st generation is Sintaro Matsui. He influenced many Yuzen dyer. His embroidery is minute and he is superior to fine gold glazing processing.
Real name of the 2nd generation is Syotaro.
The 3rd generation is Juntaro. His pieces have the modern atmosphere while he is succeeding to the tradition from the 1st generation.
It is the common characteristic of 3 generations that use motifs such as 'shou-chiku-bai' (auspicious three motifs - pine tree, bamboo and ume blossom) with gold glazing and dye with Shibori (tie-dye) technique on 'tataki-zome'(dyed it smashed) background.
These 3 generations studied under Japanese-style painters and those pieces are beautiful as picture.

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