Peach, pink and white awase hiro eri kimono of the komon type with a dyed egasumi pattern in komon style, which gives it a delicate blush tonality from affar. It has been adapted to midi coat.
Dress Length: 90 cm | 35.4"
Sleeve Length: 34 cm | 13.4"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 64 cm | 25.2"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% synthetic silk
Lining 100% synthetic silk
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.
Komon means "fine pattern" and is also a name for patterns made up of tiny details, appearing like a solid color from afar like this one. Edo komon is said to be originated from fine patterns put on the warriors formal dress called kamishimo in the Edo period .The fine patterns were first used in kamishimo in the Muromachi period and were widely used and developed as patterns during 1624-1644 in the Edo period. It is called komon gata or kamishimo komon and each feudal lord monopolized his own pattern denoting his feudal government. In the middle of the Edo period, however, the patterns were loved and widely used by common people and the patterns became finer and more diverse.
Egasumi is the pattern of stylized clouds that look like fat lines with rounded corners, representing a hazy mist.
In ancient times, reddish colors were generated by akane (rubia akane) or benibana (safflower).