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Kosode - Design of Mandarin Ducks and Waves on Black Figured Satin
The Magic of Japanese Masterpieces
12m 11s

Broadcast on January 9, 2020
Available until March 31, 2029

This kimono was made in the latter half of the 17th century. It was an era of peace during which townspeople prospered and kimono fashion flourished, reaching new heights. Many books of pattern samples were published, and people browsed these patterns before ordering their own unique kimonos. The dynamic arc design of this kimono is typical of those times.

photo Kosode - Design of Mandarin Ducks and Waves on Black Figured Satin