Yuzen Kimono representing flowers of four seasons in Edo period


Yuzen Kimono representing flowers of four seasons in Edo period - 慶長花木詰
Kosode (short sleeved kimono) was developed during the era called Keicho (1603~1614) in the Edo period. It is a very popular kimono worn by everyone from the upper class to common people since then, and up until modern days. This kimono was created with the kosode which became popular in the Edo period as its motif.

The special feature of this kimono would be overflowing flowers depicted on it. Flowers and patterns painted in red as its main color on white fabric makes a wearer look feminine; it did in the Edo period and it does in modern times as well.

Japanese people has traditionally been drawn to the beauty and the fragileness of flowers. To love flowers was considered chic and was always a pleasure for Japanese; this has not changed in modern times either.



This kimono with flowers of four seasons gorgeously depicted can be worn on various occasions. Since patterns are painted in pale colors on white fabric as its background, we especially recommend wearing this kimono in spring. By wearing kimono of seasonal colors, you can definitely spend a kimono life chicer than anyone else. The patterns indicate that it can be worn throughout the year, of course, and you can enjoy wearing this Japanese traditional kimono in seasons other than spring too.

For this kimono is made of 100% silk, it is the most comfortable to wear and at the same time looks first-class and gorgeous.
Price US $10,800
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Kimono patterns


The special feature of the patterns on this kimono would be flowers beautifully scattered, just like a starry sky.

In Japan, people has always strived to express the beauty of flowers in haiku, poems or paintings.

Flowers have always been something Japanese cannot live without and one can see that in the common practice of court nobles in the Heian period, the entertainment among common people in the Edo period to the modern kimono art.   This kimono is filled with deep love of Japanese people for flowers.

Do take this kimono in your hand, and feel the Japanese heart on your skin.


Hanabishi


The pattern of four flower petals inside a diamond shape is called hanabishi.

This pattern signifies nobleness and elegance, since it was only allowed for a certain class of people to use it from the Heian period, as one of the patterns to be painted on costumes or carts of the upper class.

 This is a traditional pattern used as a family crest of the famous Japanese busho (military commander) in the Sengoku (warring states) period, Shingen Takeda.


Ume (Japanese apricot or plum)


As plum has always been regarded as the flower of flowers since old days in Japan, it has long been cherished over time.

Pretty, yet elegant flowers have been depicted in paintings, its somewhat nostalgic and sweet fragrance has been mentioned in poems; plum always entertains us.

The patterns of this kimono are no exception, and plum flowers, which are pretty but with a hint of dignified elegance, are the refined design one will never get tired of even after years.   

As we say sho chiku bai (pine, bamboo and plum: an auspicious grouping), it is regarded as an auspicious flower in Japan, and is a traditional pattern which has long been loved since the Nara period.


Ayame (iris)


Iris flower pattern signifies “a habit of coming out best in the end” and “politeness”.

Also, it has been said to be a talisman flower to protect one from evil since old times, and is very popular as a kimono pattern.

Leaves which grow straight and widely blossomed flowers make us think of a dignified woman, and the purple and white design makes a wearer look cool and mature.

The kimono with iris depicted on it has a deep Japanese feeling, unique and slightly different from mainstream kimono.


Kimono detail


kimono detail

Size We can tailor  this Kimono to fit your body figure after the order.
Material pure silk 100%
Recommended season spring
Recommended occasions wedding party, celebration party, visit to friend house, etc..

Price US $10,800
Free shipping. Please contact us if you would like to purchase this item.