Men’s summer kimono.

Men’s summer kimono
Collection MAE RAS: № 13-28/1
Image ID: 3858481
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Museum inventory number:
№ 13-28/1
Title:
Men’s summer kimono
Dating:
early 19th c.
Location:
Japan
Materials:
chiffon
Technics:
weaving, sewing, painting
Dimensions, cm:
146.0 x 132.0
Collector:
Overmeer Fisscher, van Iohann Friedrich, Foreign corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences in St.Petersburg
Commentation:
The kimono is made of blue thin transparent silk, without lining, is decorated with 5 family crests – and is called itsutsu-mon kimono – “a five-crest kimono”. Such kimonos were used for summer official ceremonies. The crests are kuyomon – the “nine stars”; these crests marked the civil garments of the Mori clan representatives and attendants. This item must be a present from one of them. Perhaps, initially this kimono was of a much darker color.