Champagne hitoe bachi eri kimono of the yukata type with green leaves connected by stalks. The fabric is habutae, a smooth, glossy silk cloth with a fine weave.
Dress Length: 150 cm | 59.1"
Sleeve Length: 32 cm | 12.6"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 64 cm | 25.2"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% satin silk
Lining synthetic silk and silk crêpe
A kimono without liner is called hitoe, which means "single cloth". It is exclusively worn from June to September, the Summer season in Japan. In bachi eri, the collar is folded and sewn down to the body, extending naturally towards the erisaki (the bottom of the collar). It is called bachi eri because its shape is like bachi, the stick used to play the samisen (a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian).
Yukata is an unlined kimono, originally inspired by the hot springs bathrobes, which has become very popular at summer festivals. Nowadays a young Japanese person may not wear kimonos very often and may only hire them for special occasions, but might well have one or more yukatas for summer wear, as they are usually hand washable, much more casual, easier to wear and easier to maintain.
The Japanese have always been surrounded by an abundance of trees lining the streets as well as adorning the grounds of temples and shrines. The distinctive formation and shape of many of the trees’ leaves, such as the maple and gingko, and their beauty in autumnal coloring, as well as the glossy green leaves of the evergreens, have inspired generations of craftspeople and figure prominently as a design motif on clothing and in textile patterns.
Most of the greenish colors were generated by vegetation and their names derived from vegetation and birds.