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Kimono (homongi)

Mountain and lake (Sanko)

Japanese
Showa period
1980s
Artist Kohakushi Kumagai (Japanese, 1917–1985)


Object Place: Tokyo, Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 165.1 x 132.1 cm (65 x 52 in.) Other (Collar): 11.4cm (4 1/2in.) Other (cb overall): 167.6cm (66in.)

Accession Number

1984.556

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, printed with cherry blossom and zelkovia leaves using rubbing (surizome) technique; gold leaf imprint

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White kimono printed with a mountain and lake scene using a pressing or rubbing technique known as surizome. Various shades of blue and green create patterning, upper portion of kimono uses zelkovia leaves and lower portion uses cherry blossom leaves. Interior lined in silk with hand written inscription (in Japanese) from the artist reads: “Kimono (homongi)/made by Kohakushi Kumagai/Mountain and Lake (Sanko)/silk weave (tsumugi)/surizome/Tokyo Shibuya Higashi 2-6-10.”

Provenance

Gift to MFA on October 15, 1984

Credit Line

Gift of the Society for the Advancement of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan