Vintage Kimono, century, Japan - this looks like it may be a hikizuri, an extra-long kimono used for dancing. The padded hem allows the kimono to drag gracefully on the floor behind the dancer. I like the colors for Katherine
Heian Era costume Photos at the Kyoto museum of a mannequin wearing heian era costume. 2008 is the 1000 year anniversary of the 'Tale of Genji'. (love the color combination - the muted greens and golds and vibrant reds)
virtual-artifacts: “ A rare shibayama inlaid ‘mille-fleurs’ tsuba (sword guard) of mokko form, each side decorated in the Shibayama style on a silver ground with a dense bouquet of mixed flowers including chrysanthemum, peony, hydrangea and sakura,.