Blue awase hiro eri kimono of the komon type in kokura-ori style. It has modern cut sleeves and has been adapted to midi coat.
Dress Length: 95 cm | 37.4"
Sleeve Length: 33 cm | 13"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 64 cm | 25.2"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% cotton
Lining 100% cotton
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.
Kokura-ori, a unique product of the Kokura feudal clan in the south of Japan, was a textile produced at the beginning of the 17th century. It is a vertically striped cotton cloth that was prized throughout Japan to make the hakama (a long pleated skirt worn over the kimono) and the obi (a broad sash for the kimono). It is thick and strong but has a soft texture. The use of many warps creates unique gentle color gradations, giving the vertical stripes a three-dimensional effect.