Inner kimono, nagajuban, with detachable white collar. The colour fades from medium blue to pale from hem to shoulder. Painted on the shoulders, across the back, are five Daruma figures: familiar to all Japanese, they represent Bodhi Dharma, a Buddhist monk depicted as 'a round, stern-faced, legless ball whose head blends directly into his shoulders.' They are outlined in black, and simply painted in a restricted palette of blue, rust, white and flesh colour, with the words 'he never falls.' Overall width and length 138.5 cm, 54 1/2 in.
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