Kimono (outer garment) in multi-coloured crepe silk, plain-woven, with a band added to the neck where the garment crosses at the front, which ends halfway down the front opening, backed by a strip of red cotton. Long sleeves, so for a young woman. Two tucks have been put in at the neck to narrow the width across the shoulders, probably as the girl was expecting to 'grow into' the kimono. The cloth is decorated in 'yuzen' technique with stencilled designs of predominately red and pink leaves and flowers on a yellow and greyish blue ground which is made up of alternating diagonal bands of these two colours. The colour for these diagonal bands is graduated. Lined in red silk for the upper part of the front of the garment and full length at the back. Rectangular sleeves, with an opening under the arms.
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