kimono

Ueno Tameji Yuzen dyeing ceremonial kimono of hitokoshi silk crepe “Delight”, made in 1954 Tokyo National Museum Collection

Japanese Uchikake  1930s. Silk faille wedding kimono with gold and silver embroidery and gold surihaku—stenciled gold foil. The cranes depicted here symbolized long life.

Japanese Uchikake Silk faille wedding kimono with gold and silver embroidery and gold surihaku—stenciled gold foil. The cranes depicted here symbolized long life. from ~ SILK~ AmyLH

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'.

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)

Kyoto

Two little Maiko girls posing in front of Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto, Japan by Frantisek Staud

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