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[Dark purple kimono with sakura and leaf design]

[Dark purple kimono with sakura and leaf design]
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L: 58.5 in, center back: 20.5 in

, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 kimono : silk ; 58.5 x 20.5 in., sleeves 25.25 x 12.25 in., collar 4.25 in. wide.

Dark purple kimono with tone on tone three line pinstripes and white sakura (plum blossom), round leaves and tall stalks on proper right and left front panels near hem; lined with cream colored silk crepe at collar and lined with cream colored cotton batiste at shoulder front area and 3/4 of back panel. A white stitched Agehanocho mon of a butterfly (side view) is located on the center back below the collar. Fragile condition; should be displayed flat.

The Agehanocho mon was the butterfly crest of the Taira clan.

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