Blue awase hiro eri kimono of the komon type with koushi pattern.
Dress Length: 135 cm | 53.1"
Sleeve Length: 32 cm | 12.6"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 63 cm | 24.8"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% silk crêpe
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.
In the Edo period, it was common to have room dividers in a lattice pattern. Thin wood or bamboo was set horizontally and vertically to create this pattern and it is said that koushi is inspired by it. Koushi with thicker lines represents power; koushi with thinner lines stands for elegance.