Chichibu Meisen Kimono with Multicolor Checks

Chichibu Meisen Kimono What a culture! I love the quiet, Zen art, the calligraphy, the exquisite fine dying and embroidery techniques.

Kimono for a woman. Machine-spun pongee silk woven with stencil-printed warp and weft threads (meisen). Japan, late Taisho-early Showa period, 1920-40.   Montgomery Collection

Machine-spun pongee silk woven with stencil-printed warp and weft threads (meisen) Japan, late Taisho-early Showa period,

meisen kimono. designs from 1930s - 1950s. Haruko Watanabe.

freakyfauna: “ From the mid-century kimono collection of Haruko Watanabe. Found here (via weirdfriends).

* Women’s unlined kimono (hitoe), early Showa period (1926-89), circa 1940, silk plain weave, stencil printed weft (yokoso-gasuri meisen)

Woman’s Unlined Kimono (hitoe) with Curvilinear Bands of Stripes (Japan, early Shōwa period, c. silk plain weave, stencil-printed weft (yokosŏ-gasuri meisen), purchased with funds provided by Grace Tsao (LACMA:

Just bought a kimono and looking for inspiration on how to wear in in a less formal manner #kimono

thekimonogallery: “ Hiromi Asai is a New York-based kimono stylist and designer. She, born in Tokyo, grew up surrounded by traditional Japanese culture.

From Haruko Watanabe's collection  "Modern Design Meisen Exhibition" at Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD in Halifax, Canada.

From Haruko Watanabe's collection "Modern Design Meisen Exhibition" at Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD in Halifax, Canada.

Detail of a fine meisen silk kimono featuring wave motifs.  Taisho Period (1912-1927), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery

Detail of a fine meisen silk kimono featuring wave motifs. The Kimono Gallery

Meisen Kimono.  Early Showa Period (1927-1940), Japan.  A meisen (ikat) silk kimono featuring woven iris motifs. Some supplementary thread highlights. The Kimono Gallery

A meisen (ikat) silk kimono featuring woven iris motifs. Some supplementary thread highlights. The Kimono Gallery

Unlined Meisen Summer Kimono with Cracked-Ice Pattern, Japan, Shōwa period (1926–89), second quarter of the 20th century

Unlined Meisen Summer Kimono with Cracked-Ice Pattern Period: Shōwa period

Meiji rain wear- including traditional umbrella and rain-geta (shoes that keep…

Meiji period rain wear- including traditional umbrella and rain-geta (shoes that keep her feet out for the water.

Meisen Dot pattern 3

Meisen Dot pattern 3

Meisen Dot pattern 2

Meisen Dot pattern 2

Meisen Dot pattern 1

Meisen Dot pattern 1

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