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This is a magnificent geisha's susohiki with eye-catching folding fan motif, which is dyed. 'tachibana'( Japanese green citrus ) , chrysanthemum, takara and other various motifs are also dyed colorfully. It is from pre WWII. Susohiki literally means 'trail the skirt' and this particular kimono is much longer than other kimono.

This is a magnificent geisha's susohiki with eye-catching folding fan motif, which is dyed. 'tachibana'( Japanese green citrus ) , chrysanthemum, Takara and other various motifs are also dyed colorfully. It is from pre WWII.

Itchiku Kubota vKimono as art.

Master Itchiku Kubota, Ohn/Fuji and Burning Clouds, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

What are Furisode? 	  These are fancy kimono for young unmarried women. They are distinguished by their very long sleeves, which were thought to be seductive when they fluttered gracefully.  Ideas of "appropriate" sleeve length changed over the years for all kimono, and gradually became longer. Married women always wore garments with the shortest sleeves, however.  Furisode can be any color, and can be decorated with any technique.  Hand-drawn yuzen-dyed examples were often the most highly…

Fudisode is a long sleeve kimono worn by unmarried women. Married women always wore kimonos with the shortest sleeves.

The uchikake, worn by the bride at the reception, is often red because it is considered to be an auspicious color in Japan. The embroidered kimono with its flowing sleeves, which is worn more like a coat over the shiro-maku, is very long that the bride has to be helped by her attendants so that the kimono will not touch the ground. After her wedding, the bride won’t be able to wear a kimono with these sleeves or this richly-decorated anymore since these are only worn by young, unmarried…

Antique Japanese Silk Uchikake Kimono

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Furisode with design of pine-bark inspired lozenges, hemp-leaf pattern, crane roundels, and plum trees

JAPANESE KIMONO / ANTIQUE HIKIZURI FOR SUMMER / CHIRIMEN / WAVE

JAPANESE KIMONO / ANTIQUE HIKIZURI FOR SUMMER / CHIRIMEN / WAVE

Kosode with a Paragon of Filial Piety.  Period: Edo period (1615–1868). Date: 19th century. Culture: Japan. Medium: Resist-dyed, painted, and embroidered silk crepe. Dimensions: Overall: 67 x 52 in. (170.2 x 132.1 cm).

Kosode with a Paragon of Filial Piety Edo period century Japan Resist-dyed, painted, and embroidered silk crepe

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