Green awase hiro eri kimono of the komon type with pale yellow and bronze ishidatami pattern and bronze gradient at the bottom and sleeves’ hems. When the light shines directly on it, the kimono shows a hiden and subtle matsuba motif throughout the garment.
Dress Length: 154 cm | 60.6"
Sleeve Length: 33 cm | 13"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 63 cm | 24.8"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% silk crêpe
Lining 100% synthetic silk and silk crêpe
Awase is a lined kimono, exclusively worn between October and May (from Autumn to Spring in Japan). In hiro eri, the collar is wide and its inside is not sewn to the body. When put on, the lapel can be folded in two to feature the widht desired and fall naturally toward the erisaki (the bottom of the collar). It is used in many women’s kimonos.
Komon is an informal kimono whose pattern repeats throughout the piece and often incorporates vertical stripes. Originally used as casual clothing, it is nowadays very rare since, with the westernization of clothing in Japan and the disuse of kimonos as a day-to-day wear, tailors have virtually ceased to produce it.
Ishidatami, also known as Ichimatumoyo, is a checkerboard pattern. Due to its simple design, it was used in many different ways throughout the years. Each new development of the pattern was dictated by the presiding fashion at the time, usually featuring that era's popular color.
Matsuba represents long pine needles that fell from a tree. It is a symbol of longevity and perseverance, like the evergreen tree that stays green through harsh winters.
Most of the greenish colors were generated by vegetation and their names derived from vegetation and birds.