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[White yukata with navy flowers and leaves design, 193-]

[White yukata with navy flowers and leaves design, 193-]
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L: 51 in, center back: 25.5 in

, 193x


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 yukata : cotton ; 51 x 25.5 (center back) in., sleeves 12 x 12 in.

Accompanied by belt (2004.1.133B).

White cotton woman's yukata with navy blue flowers and leaves design; various flowers are outlined or solid blue. Lined with white cotton gauze. Sleeves have rounded corners.

Mrs. Ayako Kikugawa, a picture bride from Kumamoto, Japan, 1918, gave this yukata to Barbara Kawakami. Prior to donation of the collection to the National Museum, Kawakami loaned this yukata to director Kayo Hatta to be used in the motion picture, "Picture Bride" ; it was worn by "Riyo" and put in the washer every day. The red dirt was difficult to remove from the hemline.

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