Woman's kimono (part one of two)

Japanese
Meiji
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Center back: 165.1 cm (65 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1063.1

Medium or Technique

Silk crepe, yuzen dyed

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s black, five crested, full length kimono (tomesode) with padded hem. Likely worn for formal occasions by a married or older woman. Three plum blossom crests on back, 2 on front. . Lower half is decorated with pine trees, waves, stylized blossoms and geometric patterning. Lined in red.

Provenance

1988, sold at the estate sale of Okozu Bunsui-town, Nigata, Japan to Tomie Nagano, West Roxbury, MA; 2012, gift of Nagano to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Wayne E. Nichols and Tomie Nagano in memory of Towako Ogasawara