[Red silk montsuki kimono with bamboo design]
Gift of Barbara Kawakami
1 kimono : silk ; 59.5 x 24.5 in., sleeves 24.25 x 12 in., collar 4.375 in. wide.
Bright red montsuki kimono with bamboo design on interior and exterior front panels at hemline. White and gold threads highlight some of the bamboo leaves. Lined with off-white silk at collar, half of front panels, three-quarters of back panels, and sleeve interior. There is a Kamon (family crest) design of a butterfly with diamond-shaped flower on center back below collar, back of both sleeves and front chest. Mon is same design as kimono 2004.1.125 and 127.
Originally belonged to Mrs. Shizu Kaigo and is the second layer worn of a wedding ensemble (see 2004.1.125 and 2004.1.127), which has the Shochikubai motif of plum blossom, bamboo and pine.
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