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Bingata Garment with Design of Fans, Chrysanthemum and Camellia
The Magic of Japanese Masterpieces
12m 34s

Broadcast on September 6, 2018
Available until March 31, 2029

The garment has a pattern of scattered fans and flowers on a striking yellow base. Colored using the bingata dyeing technique, it was worn by women of high rank in the Ryukyu Kingdom. The Ryukyu Islands' distinctive history gave birth to the garment, as can be seen by its subtropical colors and Chinese and Japanese influences.

photo Bingata garment with design of fans, chrysanthemum and camellia