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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with black background patterned with red diamond lattice with "x" inside each diamond; lined with white and salmon cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 151.8 x 128.3 cm (59 3/4 x 50 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk warp and rayon weft plain weave, warp and weft printed (heiyo gasuri), cotton plain weave lining

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    Accession Number

    2004.83

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved kimono of undegummed silk with royal blue background, warp and weft plaid of white, warp tie-dyed with arrow-feather pattern (yabane); partially lined with white cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 140.7 CB x 124.5 cm (55 3/8 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp ikat (kasuri); cotton plain weave lining

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    Accession Number

    2004.82

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  • Meisen kimono

    1930s

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with gray background patterned all over with blue/green flowers and large palm leaves of magenta, gray, black and gold; lined with white and pink

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 156.2 x 125.1 cm (61 1/2 CB x 49 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk warp and rayon weft plain weave, warp printed (hogushi gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

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    Accession Number

    2004.81

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved kimono with purple ground patterned all over with gray and blue/green blossoms with black centers and edges; lined with red silk plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 142.2 CB x 129.5 cm (56 x 51 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, weft ikat (kasuri); silk plain weave lining

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    Costumes

    Accession Number

    2004.84

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with orange ground patterned with small and large rectangles of vertical and horizontal stripes, blossoms and palm branches; lined with white and pink cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Otherall: 148 CB x 127 cm (58 1/4 x 50 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft printed (heiyo gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

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    Accession Number

    2004.85

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with all over geometric pattern of gray, white, and orange/brown patchwork rectangles outlined in black; lined with white and salmon cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 157.5 CB x 129.5cm (62 x 51 in.)

    Medium

    Rayon warp and silk weft plain-weave, warp and weft printed (heiyô gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    2004.88

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved kimono with black background patterned with small red, yellow and white squares that form overall vertical bands; lined with white cotton plain weave and light pink silk plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 144.8 CB x 124.5 cm (57 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft ikat (kasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    2004.87

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved kimono patterned with alternating, diagonal bands of dark and light purple; lined with red silk and chartruese silk crepe

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 144.8 CB x 129.5 cm (57 x 51 in.)

    Medium

    Silk damask, plain weave ground patterned in basket weave, warp printed (hogushi gasuri); silk plain weave (crepe) lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.86

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with red ground and all over pattern of small squares in yellow, white and blue/green

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 146.1 CB x 124.5 cm (57 1/2 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft ikat (kasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    2004.116

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved kimono with maroon and purple vertical bands patterned with gray horizontal wavy lines; lined with salmon silk plain weave and red cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 142.9 CB x 124.5 cm (56 1/4 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk warp and rayon weft plain-weave, warp ikat (kasuri); cotton plain-weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.117

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with all over geometic design of green, red, gold and gray trianges and stripes with bouquets of flowers; lined with red cotton plain weave and pink sik crepe

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 151.1 x 124.5 cm (59 1/2 CB x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Rayon warp and silk weft plain weave, warp and weft printed (heiyô gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    2004.115

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with ivory ground patterned with pink, black, orange, gray and purple discontinuous horizontal stripes; partially lined with white cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 146.1CB x 124.5 cm (57 1/2 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft printed (heiyo gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    2004.111

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with red, yellow, gray and pink plaid ground patterned with red and turquoise circles; lined with white and pink cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Other: 146.1 x 123.8 cm (57 1/2 x 48 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft printed (heiyo gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.112

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with purple ground patterned with white medallions and diamond-like shapes; lined with white and mauve cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 141 CB x 124.5 cm (55 1/2 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft ikat; cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.114

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with gold ground patterned with diamond shaped design in the style of South East Asian textiles with red and dark brown ikat; lined with pink silk plain weave and red cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Center back: 139.7 cm (55 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, weft printed (yokoso gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.113

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with maroon ground patterned all over with gray, green, pink and red stylized flowers; lined with red cotton plain weave and salmon silk plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 143.5 CB x 127 cm (56 1/2 x 50 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp printed (hogushi gasuri); Cotton and silk plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.118

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved kimono with orange/brown ground patterned all over with gray, black, yellow, red and blue/green flowers; lined with bright orange cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Center back: 134.6 cm (53 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp printed (hogushi gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.119

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with orange/brown ground patterned white squares containing red, gray, black and yellow flowers; squares connected with gray and gold curved lines; lined with red silk plain weave and green cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Center back: 139.7 cm (55 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft printed (heiyo gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.120

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with warp ikat and weft stripes patterned all over with an abstract, seashell-like shapes in red, black and pink

    Details

    Dimensions

    Other: 157.5 x 130.2 cm (62 includes 2" collar x 51 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk warp and rayon weft plain weave, warp and weft printed (heiyo gasuri), cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.89

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with purple ground patterned with a scattered checkboard design in red, yellow, gold, and white; lined with white and gold cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 135.9 CB x 124.5 cm (53 1/2 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft ikat (kasuri); cotton plain weave lining

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    Accession Number

    2004.90

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved, short kimono with orange ground patterned with yellow, pink and white circles; partially lined with plaid silk plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 77.5 CB x 124.5 cm (30 1/2 c 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft printed; silk plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.103

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved, short kimono with brown ground patterned with green warp stripes and gray undulating horizontal bands; partially lined with printed cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 97.8 CB x 124.5 cm (38 1/2 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp ikat (kasuri) printed cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.102

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved, short kimono with black ground patterned with gray and turquoise buds outlined in black and gray flowers outlined in red; partially lined with stitch-resist dyed silk plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 99.1 CB x 127 cm (39 x 50 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp printed (hogushi gasuri); stitch-resist dyed silk plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.101

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved, short kimono with black ground with allover pattern of red branches; partially lined with red and white printed silk plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 95.3 CB x 124.5 cm (37 1/2 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk damask with 1/2 and 2/1 twills, warp printed (hogushi gasuri); printed silk plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.104

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved, short kimono with maroon ground patterned with circles of plaid and stripes; lined with orange and white printed cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 77.5 CB x 102.9 cm (30 1/2 x 40 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft ikat (kasuri); printed cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.105

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with light brown ground patterned with abstract, crazy-8-like shapes in green, gold, and orange; lined with white and pink cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 152.4 CB x 127 cm (60 x 50 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, weft ikat (karsuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.108

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with purple ground patterned with bouquets of gray, green, and gold flowers; lined with white and green cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 138.4 CB x 124.5 cm (54 1/2 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp printed (hogushi gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.107

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with maroon ground patterned with circles of plaid and stripes; lined with orange and pink cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 105.4 CB x 99.1 cm (41 1/2 x 39 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft ikat (heiyo gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

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    Accession Number

    2004.106

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved, short kimono with purple ground patterned with huts and blossoms; partially lined with hand painted silk plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 97.8 CB x 124.5 cm (38 1/2 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp printed (hogushi gasuri); hand-painted silk plain weave

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    Accession Number

    2004.100

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved, short kimono with purple ground patterned with diamonds and medallions; partially lined with gray silk printed with red ships

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 95.3 CB x 121.9 cm (37 1/2 x 48 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp printed (hogushi gasuri); jacquard-woven, discharge-printed silk lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.99

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved, short kimono with red ground and allover multicolored blossom pattern; partially lined with red silk plain weave printed with encircled blossoms

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 82.6 x 132.1 cm (32 1/2 CB x 52 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, brocaded with gold metallic wefts, warp and weft printed (heiyo gasuri); printed silk plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.93

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved, short kimono with red ground patterned with white, pink, green and salmon blossoms and gray branches and leaves; partially lined with white silk plain weave printed with red and pink medallions

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 95.3 CB x 130.8 cm (37 1/2 x 51 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft printed (heiyo gasuri); printed silk plain weave lining

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    Accession Number

    2004.92

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved kimono of ivory with red and blue pinstripe ground patterned with red and black blossoms; unlined

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 152.4 CB x 127 cm (60 x 50 in.)

    Medium

    Silk damask of 1/3 and 3/1 twills, warp ikat (kasuri)

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    Accession Number

    2004.91

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved, short kimono with magenta ground patterned with bridges and leaves

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 88.9 CB x 124.5 cm (35 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, weft printed (yokoso gasuri); printed silk plain weave lining

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    Accession Number

    2004.94

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  • Meisen haori (jacket)

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved jacket (haori) with black ground patterned with flowers and partially lined with silk plaid lining

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 99.1 CB x 124.5 cm (39 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp printed (hogushi gasuri); silk plain weave, warp printed lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.95

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved, short kimono with purple ground patterned with yellow and red blossoms outlined in black and connected by green leaves

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 95.3 CB x 127cm (37 1/2 x 50 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp printed; discharge-printed silk plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.98

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved, short kimono with maroon ground patterned with gray zig-zag lines and gray and yellow blossoms with turquoise leaves; partially lined with salmon silk plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 91.4 CB x 123.2 cm (36 x 48 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp printed (hogushi gasuri); silk plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.97

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  • Meisen haori

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved, short kimono with gold ground patterned with abstracted blossoms; partially lined with hand-printed and printed silk plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 78.7 CB x 127 cm (31 x 50 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft printed (heiyo gasuri); hand-painted and printed silk plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.96

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with maroon ground patterned with white diamond lattice design; lined with red cotton plain weave and mauve silk plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 151.1 CB x 124.5 cm (59 1/2 x 49 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp ikat (kasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    2004.109

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved kimono with black and turquoise horizontal stripe created with alternating black wefts and ikat-dyed wefts; ikat patterned with connected geometric shapes in white, maroon, and yellow that create an over all vertical zig-zag design; lined with white cotton plain weave and yellow silk plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 151.8 x 127 cm (59 3/4 CB x 50 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, weft printed (yokoso gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

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    Accession Number

    2004.110

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  • Man's robe restyled as a Tibetan chuba

    17th century

    Description

    Tapestry-woven dragon robe, restyled as Tibetan chuba during the 19th century. Large gold dragon on front and back, ground covered with blue and green clouds. Ying-lung dragon with three eyes, horns and five claws. Restyling incorporates 4 later rank badges and other kossu fabrics

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 146.7 x 191.8 cm (57 3/4 x 75 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk, metal-wrapped, and peacock-feather-wrapped thread slit tapestry

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    Accession Number

    2001.145

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  • Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

    fourth quarter of the 18th century

    Description

    Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with round gold metal buttons and design of water and mountain along the bottom; above which are nine five-clawed dragons, sacred pearl, bats and clouds on an interlocking swastika background pattern in light and dark gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; eyes of dragons brocaded in blue and white silk; neckband and cuffs of black satin patterned with continuous supplementary gold-metallic wefts and sleeve extensions of navy blue twill-weave silk with pale yellow stripes in silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; lined with blue plain-weave silk.

    Details

    Dimensions

    145.4 x 198.1 cm (57 1/4 (CB) x 78 in.)

    Medium

    Silk satin-weave ground with gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave; metal buttons

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    Accession Number

    50.744

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  • Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

    first quarter of the 18th century

    Description

    Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-hoof cuffs and side opening with round metal buttons and a design of waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are nine five-clawed dragons holding pearls, clouds, Artemisia leaf, coins and coral in polychrome silk, gilt paper strip and metallic gold thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a yellow silk satin ground, navy blue silk piping at neck and front edges, lined with pink plain-weave silk.

    Details

    Dimensions

    139.5 x 206 cm (54 15/16 x 81 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Silk satin-weave ground with silk, metallic gold thread and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

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    Accession Number

    02.49

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  • Noh costume (atsuita)

    late 17th to early 18th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe for a male role (atsuita) with a green ground and overall design of peonies in light green, orange, pale blue, pale yellow and brown silk and undulating vertical lines (tatewaku) in white silk supplemental weft patterning. There is a reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    143.5 x 139.7 cm (56 1/2 x 55 in.)

    Medium

    Silk twill with supplementary silk and gilt-paper wefts tied

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    Accession Number

    15.1155

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  • Noh costume (karaori)

    early 19th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe for female roles (karaori) of alternating color blocks of white and purple patterned with sails, pines and mist in blue, orange, green, purple, white and tan silk and concentric waves (seigaiha) in gilt paper. There is a red plain-weave silk lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    147.3 x 137.8 cm (58 x 54.25 in. )

    Medium

    Silk twill with resist-dyed warps and supplementary silk and gilt-paper patterning wefts

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    15.1149

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  • Noh costume (nuihaku)

    late 17th to early 18th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved dark blue silk satin robe covered with an overall design of camellias embroidered in blue, green, orange and white over a stenciled gold leaf bamboo latticework.

    Details

    Dimensions

    145.4 x 132.1 cm (57 1/4 x 52 in.)

    Medium

    Silk satin, embroidered with silk, with stenciled gold leaf (nuihaku)

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3792

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  • Noh costume (chôken)

    18th century

    Description

    Noh theater dancing cloak (chôken) for female role with design of weeping cherry branches falling from the shoulders with front and back panels in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a light blue silk gauze ground.

    Details

    Dimensions

    111.8 x 214.0 cm (44 x 84 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk complex gauze-weave (ro) ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3889

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  • Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

    1700–25

    Description

    Man's semi-formal court costume of light blue satin with a design of waves, mountains across the bottom, above which are good luck symbols, nine five-clawed dragons holding flaming jewel and clouds in green, blue, yellow, brown, pinkish violet, pink, red and white silk and gilt paper strip and gold metallic thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts. Lined with bright pink silk. The neck is bound with a narrow strip of black satin. Right side closure. See note on 02.48.

    Details

    Dimensions

    130.8 x 205.7 cm (51 1/2 x 81 in.)

    Medium

    Silk satin-weave ground with silk, gilt paper strip and gold metallic thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, metal buttons

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    02.51

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  • Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

    1700–50

    Description

    Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with round metal buttons and a design of waves and mountains across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons, clouds, scrolls, coral, coins, Artemisia leaf and wheel of law woven in various shades of blue, green, red, pink, yellow, violet and white silk and gold metallic thread and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; lined with pink plain-weave silk.

    Details

    Dimensions

    137.2 x 200 cm (54 x 78 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk satin-weave ground with silk, gilt paper strip and metallic gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    02.53

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  • Child's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

    1825–75

    Description

    Child's semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with gold round buttons and design of earth mountain and cosmic ocean along the bottom, above which are nine five-clawed dragons with flaming pearl, clouds and bats in silk and metallic gold thread on an orange silk tapestry ground, neck band and cuffs of silk tapestry with dark blue ground; lined in light blue plain-weave silk.

    The color orange is suitable for wear by the heir-apparent.

    Details

    Dimensions

    87.2 x 125.1 cm (34 5/16 x 49 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk; split tapestry-weave (kesi) with silk and gold-metallic thread

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    10.62

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  • Noh theater costume (atsuita)

    19th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe (atsuita) for male role with reddish-orange and dark blue ground color blocks (dangawari) and overall design of cloud-shaped gongs (unban) and hexagonal lozenges (kikko-mon) surrounding diamond-shaped flower motifs in dark blue, light blue, green, orange, white, pink, yellow and gilt paper thread accents. There is a dark blue plain-weave silk lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    144.5 x 142 cm (56 7/8 x 55 7/8 in. )

    Medium

    Silk twill ground, warp ikat (kasuri) dyed; silk and gilt-paper (kinran) supplemental weft patterning

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3799

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  • Kimono (furisode)

    19th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved dark blue silk satin robe with padded hem and embroidered with flying cranes (tsuru) in white, black, blue, green, orange and yellow-gold silk floss and three small crests (mon) in white, green and orange silk floss across the upper back neck and sleeves. There is a reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining

    Details

    Dimensions

    171.5 x 120.7 cm (67 1/2 x 47 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk satin embroidered with silk

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3808

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  • Noh costume (karaori)

    18th century

    Description

    Noh theater costume for a woman's role patterned with reeds, chrysanthemums, hammer-wheels, and flowing water on red-orange ground (iri-ori)

    Details

    Dimensions

    152.2 x 138 cm (59 15/16 x 54 5/16 in. )

    Medium

    Silk; twill with supplementary silk and gilt-paper patterning wefts (karaori)

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3811

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  • Kimono (kosode)

    early 18th century

    Description

    Robe (kosode) of white silk damask (rinzu) with overall ground pattern of interlocking swastika (manju tsunagi) and a surface design of a basket and peonies covering a bamboo fence in blue, brown, reddish-orange, purple and gold created by stenciled imitation tie-dye (kata kanoko), hand-applied indigo (ai-zuri) and embroidered with silk and couched with metallic gold-covered thread; reddish-orange plain weave silk lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x width (CB + 1/2 of collar X width): 66 3/4 x 50 3/4 in. (169.5 x 128.9 cm) Center back: 163.8 cm (64 1/2 in.) Center front: 158.8 cm (62 1/2 in.) Other (Collar): 12.7 cm (5 in.)

    Medium

    Silk damask (rinzu) stencil resist-dyed (kata kanoko), embroidered (shishû), hand-painted (kaki-e)

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3848

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  • Kimono (furisode)

    mid-19th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved blue silk satin robe (furisode) with design of dwarf bamboo, leaves and sprigs embroidered in various shades of green and yellow silk, green silk, and gilt paper yarns. Lined with reddish-orange plain weave silk and wadded at the bottom. There are three small floral crests (mon) along the upper back neck and sleeves in gilt paper supplemental patterning.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall (CB including 1/2 collar X width across the shoulders): 181 x 122.6 cm (71 1/4 x 48 1/4 in.) Other (Collar): 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.) Center back: 175.6 cm (69 1/8 in.) Center front: 167.6 cm (66 in.)

    Medium

    Silk satin embroidered with silk and metallic thread

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    11.3858

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  • Wedding kimono (uchikake)

    19th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved outer robe (uchikake) for a wedding with design of curtain screens (kichô) made from lengths of fabric embroidered with red, green, blue, light brown, pink, yellow and gold on a white silk damask ground with woven pattern of mandarin oranges; lined with red silk crêpe and padded at the hem. One of a set of three wedding uchikake (11.3826, red; black missing)

    Details

    Dimensions

    171.5 x 123.2 cm (67 1/2 x 48 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk damask (rinzu), resist-dyed, tie resist-dyed (kaneko shibori) and embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3860

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  • Wedding kimono (uchikake)

    1800–50

    Description

    Long-sleeved outer robe (uchikake), probably for a wedding, of reddish-orange silk damask with design of tie-dyed waves at bottom embroidered with tortoises (minogame) and tie-dyed pine trees above embroidered with flying cranes (tsuru); lined with reddish-orange silk and padded at the hem.

    Details

    Dimensions

    173.4 x 118.1 cm (68 1/4 x 46 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk damask (rinzu), tie resist-dyed (kaneko shibori) and embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped threads

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3863

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  • Kimono (furisode)

    19th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved black silk crepe robe (furisode), worn by noblewoman at court, with design of maple trees, clouds and cherry blossoms embroidered in orange, green, orange, red, gold and white silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread.

    Details

    Dimensions

    159.4 x 123.8 cm (62 3/4 x 48 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk crepe plain weave embroidered with silk and couched wilth gold metallic wrapped thread

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3867

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  • Noh costume (atsuita-karaori)

    18th century

    Description

    Silk Noh theater robe (atsuita-karaori) in alternating blocks of color and design in dark blue, purple and brown with Buddhist Wheel-of-the-Law motifs (rinbo) and Chinese lions (karashishi) and peony (botan) crests on an interlocking fretwork (sayagata) background.

    Details

    Dimensions

    149.9 x 142.9 cm (59 x 56 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk; 5/1 twill ground self-patterned with 1/5 twill, ikat-dyed (kasuri) and weft color change, silk patterning weft floats

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3904

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  • Kimono (kosode)

    late 17th to early 18th century

    Description

    Cream silk damask robe (kosode) with an overall woven ground pattern of an interlocking swastika motif (manji tsunagi) and surface design of interlacing latticework on a dark brown jagged pine park lozenge pattern (matsukawa-bishi), bamboo rings with leaves and plum blossoms with scrolling tentrils in reddish-orange, blue, green and tan silk embroidery, stencil resist-dyeing, hand-painting and gold-wrapped thread couching; reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    L x W: 163 x 130 cm (64 3/16 x 51 3/16 in. )

    Medium

    Silk satin damask (rinzu); hand-painted with carbon dye, stencil tie-dyed (kata kanoko) and embroidered with silk and gilt paper-wrapped thread

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3905

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  • Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

    early 18th century

    Description

    Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu) with design of water and mountain along the bottom, above which are nine five-clawed dragons and clouds on a yellow silk tapestry ground; neckband and cuffs are of dark blue silk tapestry with dragons clouds and waves; lined with light blue silk damask; collar attached at later date.

    Details

    Dimensions

    152.1 x 191.8 cm (59 7/8 x 75 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk tapestry with silk and gold-metallic thread, ink

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3983

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  • Semi-formal court robe (jifu)

    1775–1800

    Description

    Emperor's semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with round metal buttons and design of waves and mountain across the bottom, nine five-clawed dragons clutching pearls of wisdom, Chinese characters for longevity and twelve Imperial symbols on a yellow silk tapestry ground with interlocking swastika pattern; neck facing and cuffs of dark blue tapestry with dragons, clouds and waves; lined with blue silk damask.

    Details

    Dimensions

    147 x 190.8 cm (57 7/8 x 75 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Silk; split tapestry-weave ground with silk and gold-metallic thread, metal buttons

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.3985

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  • Noh costume (karaori)

    late 18th to early 19th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe (karaori) with alternating color blocks of reddish-orange, light brown and light blue and an overall design of wisteria and wild pinks in green, blue, purple, orange and pink silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and clouds in gilt paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall (Overall height as exhibited including 1/2 of collar measurement): 153 x 135.3 cm (60 1/4 x 53 1/4 in.) Length (Collar overall height): 127 mm (5 in.) Length (Height of robe without collar included): 1466.85 mm (57 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk; twill-weave ground, ikat-dyed warps, gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    15.1148

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  • Noh costume (atsuita)

    late 18th to early 19th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe for a man's role (atsuita) with alternating color blocks (dangawari) of reddish-orange and natural ecru and an overall design of waves (araumi), cart wheels (genji guruma) and winged dragons in white, blue, green and purple silk and gilt paper supplemental weft patterning. There is reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 146.1 x 137.2cm (57 1/2 x 54in.) Other (Overall): 154.9cm (61in.) Other (Collar): 13.3cm (5 1/4in.) Display dimensions for 1/2013 - 64" X 54"

    Medium

    Silk; 1/2 twill ground, ikat-dyed, gilt-paper patterning wefts tied in 1/2 twill order; silk weft floats; embroidered in later 19th century

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    15.1154

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  • Noh costume (karaori)

    late 18th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe for a female role (karaori) of alternating color blocks (dangawari) in green and natural ecru and overall design of gold latticework and orange trellis covered with evening glories in white, light and dark blue, purple, pink, orange and gold supplemental weft patterning. There is reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    CB: 144.8 x 134.6 cm (57 x 53 in.)

    Medium

    Twill weave ground ikat-dyed and patterned with supplementary wefts of silk and gilt paper

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    15.1157

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  • Noh costume (atsuita)

    19th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe for a man's role (atsuita) with an overall design of Buddhist Wheel-of-the-Law (rinbo, kinrin) motifs, crane lozenges and broken lattices on dark brown ground

    Details

    Dimensions

    150 x 140.8 cm (59 1/16 x 55 7/16 in. )

    Medium

    Silk; 5/1 twill ground with silk and gilt-paper patterning wefts tied in 1/2 twill order

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    15.1165

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  • Noh costume (karaori)

    18th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe for a woman's role (karaori) on a dark olive-brown, re-embroidered ground and an overall design of chrysanthemum sprigs in purple, pink, green, blue and gold, swirling water in white and crests with three circles (sansei mon) in gold supplemental weft patterning. There is a blue plain-weave silk lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    151 x 137.5 cm (59 7/16 x 54 1/8 in. )

    Medium

    Silk; twill with supplementary silk and gilt-paper patterning wefts; later embroidery

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    15.1166

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  • Noh costume (karaori)

    19th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe for a female role (karaori) patterned with Genji cart (gosho guruma) and iris-covered book motifs in blue, orange, purple, white silk supplemental weft patterning on reddish-orange ground with a repeating pine bark lozenge design (matsukawa-bishi) in gold. There is a reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    175.3 x 141 cm (69 CB w/xcollar x 55 1/2 in. )

    Medium

    Silk; twill with silk and gilt-paper patterning wefts

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    15.1168

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  • Noh costume (karaori)

    19th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe for female role (karaori) patterned with pines and sails on alternating blocks of color in reddish-orange and light blue (dangawari); possibly embroidered later at collar back.

    Details

    Dimensions

    158.8 x 139.7 cm (62.50 CB w/collar x 55 in. )

    Medium

    Silk twill, ikat-dyed warps and silk and gilt-paper patterning wefts

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    15.1169

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  • Noh costume (atsuita)

    late 19th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe for a male role (atsuita) of alternating blocks of color (dangawari) in red, purple, green and pale green and overall design of Chinese flowers (karahana) and wheels between undulating vertical lines in green, pink, gold, purple, orange and gilt paper supplemental weft patterning. There is a reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    163.5 x 148.6 cm (64.375 CB w/collar x 58.5 in. )

    Medium

    Silk twill ground ikat-dyed, patterned with supplementary silk and gilt-paper patterning wefts

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    15.1174

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  • Noh costume (kariginu)

    18th to 19th century

    Description

    Noh theater cloak with round neck and double-width sleeves for male role (kariginu) patterned with a slanted lattice (higaki) background and gingko leaves (icho) in gold supplemental weft patterning.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 163.5 x 201.9 cm (64 3/8 x 79 1/2 in.) Center back (without collar): 161.3 cm (63 1/2 in.) Other (collar): 2.5 cm (1 in.)

    Medium

    Silk gauze weave patterned with gilt paper wefts

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    15.1177

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  • Noh costume (karaori)

    early 20th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe (karaori) for female role with overall design of large chrysanthemums in reddish-orange, pink and green silk supplementary weft patterning on a reddish-orange ground with repeating pattern of waves (seigaiha) in gilt supplementary weft patterning. There is a reddish-orange, plain-weave silk lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    158.8 x 148.6 cm (62.5 CB w/collar x 58.5 in. )

    Medium

    Silk twill weave with supplementary patterning wefts of silk and gilt paper

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    Accession Number

    21.161

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  • Noh costume (nuihaku)

    18th or 19th century

    Description

    Noh theater robe (nuihaku) for female roles patterned with flowing water, wisteria, poetry cards and fan papers in purple, glue, white, green and brown silk embroidery and applied gold leaf on reddish-orange ground.

    Details

    Dimensions

    151.8 x 141cm (59 3/4 x 55 1/2in.)

    Medium

    Silk 1/5 twill ground, embroidered with silk and stenciled with gold leaf

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    21.165

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  • Kimono (furisode)

    19th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with design of hanging fabric screens (kichô) and flowering plum (ume) in orange, blue, green, yellow, red, black, gray and white, created by the Yuen process, on a ribbed silk plain weave ground embroidered with silk and gold metallic thread; lined with red silk crepe.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall ((Inc. 1/2 collar)): 180 x 122.6 cm (70 7/8 CB collar to hem x 48 1/4 in.) Center front: 175.3 cm (69 in.) Other (Collar): 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed (yûzen) and painted with ink, embroidered (shishû) with silk and gold metallic thread

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    21.1131

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  • Kimono (katabira)

    first quarter 18th century

    Description

    Summer robe made of ramie (katabira) with design on top half of Korin-style plum (Korin Ume) and bamboo on a dark indigo blue ground; lower half, separated by jagged pine bark pattern (matsukawa-bishi) has design of men and woman relaxing on gozafune boats as boatmen maneuver around plant-filled rock outcroppings on a natural, undyed ground.

    Details

    Dimensions

    162.56 x 119.4 cm (64 x 47 in.)

    Medium

    Ramie plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed (yûzen), hand-painted with ink and embroidered with silk and gold metallic wrapped threads

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    21.1134

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  • Kimono (furisode)

    19th century

    Description

    Ground fabric, blue silk figured with key fret design, orchids and chrysanthemum; decoration of Nanten shrub and snow. There is a reddish-orange silk lining and padded hem.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall (Overall length includes CB plus 1/2 of collar measurement): 184.2 x 128.3 cm (72 1/2 x 50 1/2 in.) Other (Collar): 13 cm (5 1/8 in.) Center back: 177.8 cm (70 in.) Center front: 172.7 cm (68 in.)

    Medium

    Self-patterned silk; hand drawn paste resist-dyed (yûzen), (uchidashi kaneko) hammered texture, embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    21.1136

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  • Kimono (furisode)

    19th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with design on lower half of peacock feathers wrapped as presentation gifts (noshi) in blue, red, gray and white created by the yûzen process, silk and gilt paper strip embroidery and couched gold-wrapped thread on a light blue silk crepe ground. There are five white crests (mon), possibly of mulberry leaves (kuwa) along the upper front and back; reddish-orange plain-weave silk lining and padded hem.

    Details

    Dimensions

    167 x 123 cm (65 3/4 x 48 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain-weave crepe (kabe-chirimen) ground, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), silk and gilt-paper strip embroidery (shishû), metallic gold thread couching (koma-nui)

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    Accession Number

    21.1139

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  • Kimono (furisode)

    19th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved blue silk satin robe (furisode) with overall design of fan papers, bamboo (take), plum (ume), pine (matsu), tortoises (kame), and cranes (tsuru) in silk embroidery and gold-wrapped thread couching; five chrysanthemum crests (mon) in gold across the upper front and back; reddish-orange silk crepe lining and padded hem.

    This robe was possibly worn at a wedding by a young woman of a wealthy merchant family.

    Details

    Dimensions

    172.7 x 121.9 cm (68 x 48 in.)

    Medium

    Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped paper

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    21.1142

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  • Noh costume (chôken)

    19th century

    Description

    Noh theater dancing cloak (chôken) for female role with design of a large phoenix (ho-o) in orange, green, blue, brown, black and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a silk gauze ground covered with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; reddish-orange braided and twisted silk cords with tassels at edge of sleeves; some areas touched up with paint.

    Costume suitable for the play Hagaromo.

    Details

    Dimensions

    108.6 x 206.4 cm (42 3/4 x 81 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk complex gauze-weave (ro) ground with silk and gilt paper discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave; braided and twisted silk cord; painted

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    Accession Number

    21.1143

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  • Kimono (hitoe)

    19th century

    Description

    Purple silk gauze summer robe (hitoe), worn by woman of samurai rank, with overall landscape pattern (goshodoki) of flowers, leaves, water, pine and a veranda with screen (sudare) and koto in green, orange, brown silk embroidery and metallic gold-wrapped thread couching.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall (CB + 1/2 of collar measurement X width): 171.8 x 118.1 cm (67 5/8 x 46 1/2 in.) Other (Collar): 10.8cm (4 1/4in.) Center back: 166.4 cm (65 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk gauze weave with stencil and hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread.

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    21.1144

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  • Man's semi-formal court robe (longpao)

    1900–10

    Description

    Man's semi-formal court coat (jifu) of bright blue silk twill embroidered with silk twist yarn and silver- and gold-metallic wrapped thread with eight four-clawed dragons and designs of fruit, flowers, waves, clouds, bats, flaming jewels, and Islands of the Blessed Plain satin stitch is used for clouds, bats, jewels, waves, and Islands of the Blessed. Peonies, lotus blossoms and peaches are embroidered in knot stitch. Dark navy sleeve extensions. Cuff, collar, and front edged with silk brocaded with gold-metallic lamellae.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 140.3 x 215.9 cm (55 1/4 x 85 in.)

    Medium

    Silk twill embroidered with polychrome silk and couched gold- and silver-metallic threads

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    23.185b

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    Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

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  • Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (waitao)

    second quarter 18th century

    Description

    Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (waitao) in pink twill-weave silk with design of cranes, flowers, bats and clouds hand-painted in red, blue, white, green, brown and yellow gouache; trimmed with reddish-orange silk satin with tiny white braid and a dark blue satin with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; center front closing with four gold buttons and silk cord loops; lined with green plain-weave silk.

    Details

    Dimensions

    113.5 x 168.5 cm (44 11/16 x 66 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Silk twill-weave ground hand-painted with gouache

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    42.413

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    Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

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  • Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

    1875–1900

    Description

    Man's semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening and design of water and mountain across the bottom, above which are five-clawed dragons, clouds, bats, endless knot and other auspicious symbols in green, red, blue, black and white silk and gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a yellow silk satin ground; neckband and cuffs have design of water, dragons, clouds and auspicious symbols in silk and gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue silk satin ground; lined with yellow silk damask.

    Details

    Dimensions

    L (Center back): 138.5 cm (54 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk, satin-weave ground with silk, gold-wrapped thread and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill weave

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    47.1045

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  • Woman's semi-formal court robe (jifu)

    1880–90

    Description

    Woman's semi-formal court robe (jifu) in orange silk twill ground embroidered with polychrome silk and gold-metallic thread in satin stitch and couching. Patterned with clouds, nine five-clawed dragons and the twelve imperial symbols. Neck and cuff edges with blue silk embroidered in silk and gold-metallic thread. Gold silk lining. Lacks bands of decoration on orange of sleeves. Sleeves cut wide in the style of the Dowager Empress Cixi's court.

    Details

    Dimensions

    H: 146 cm (57 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk twill-weave ground with silk embroidery and gold-metallic thread couching

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    61.151

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  • Man's formal court robe (chaofu)

    1870–80

    Description

    Man's formal court robe (chaofu) of navy silk gauze with 5-clawed dragons, embroidered with blue, green, and yellow silk floss in florentine stitch and couched gold-metallic yarns. Decorative bands of lampas with black silk satin ground patterned with gold-metallic yarn.

    Details

    Dimensions

    135.6 x 211.1 cm (53 3/8 x 83 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Silk gauze embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    1974.408

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Purple and magenta ikat dyed kimono patterned with hexagons of light purple and magenta alternating with striped diamonds; woven with dark purple warp and pale purple warp ikat-dyed with magenta; lined in red and pink cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Center back: 142.2 cm (56 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp ikat (kasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    2004.75

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    Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Long-sleeved kimono patterned with undulating vertical red bands edged in black alternating with white and salmon bands; shortened at waist and lined with red silk and salmon cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 133.4 x 116.8 cm (52 1/2 CB x 46 in.)

    Medium

    Silk and rayon plain weave, warp and weft printed (heiyo gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    2004.76

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  • Meisen kimono

    mid-20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono patterned in abstract design resembling brush strokes in red, magenta, pink, salmon, gray, black, and gold on white; lined with white and pink cotton plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 149.9 x 124.5 cm (59" CB x 49" in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp and weft printed (heiyo gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    2004.77

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    Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

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  • Meisen kimono

    first half of 20th century

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with purple ground patterned with white hexagon design; lined with red and salmon silk plain weave

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 143.5 CB x 129.5 cm (56 1/2 x 51 in.)

    Medium

    Rayon warp and silk weft plain-weave, weft ikat; silk plain-weave lining

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    2004.78

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  • Meisen kimono

    1930s

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with yellow ground patterned with medallions with abstract designs in blue/green, magenta, white and black and black leaves with magenta and pink berries; lined with white and pink silk

    Details

    Dimensions

    Other: 146.7 x 125.7 cm (57 3/4 CB x 49 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain weave, warp printed (hogushi gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    2004.79

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  • Meisen kimono

    1930s

    Description

    Short-sleeved kimono with magenta background patterned with plum blossoms and hybiscus (?) in gray, blue/green and gold; lined with light pink and dark pink cotton plain weave.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 149.9 x 125.1 cm (59 CB x 49 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk warp and rayon weft plain weave, warp and weft printed (heiyo gasuri); cotton plain weave lining

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    2004.80

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    Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

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