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We should be aware of the serious incident before talking about this kimono.
On March 11th in 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the Tohoku region in Japan.
The damage of tsunami caused by the earthquake was severe, with more than 15,000 lives lost.
This is a kimono made with the spirit to encourage those in the region which was damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Prefectural flowers of Miyagi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture, the region where the damage was especially huge, are depicted on this kimono.
Flowers have the power to heal people.
The flowers depicted on this kimono will be no exception; it will heal the soul of people who were damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake and will definitely give them courage.
The flowers depicted on this kimono have a special glow which cannot be imitated by anything else.
The mind of each prefecture damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake-Miyagi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture- takes the form of flowers. It looks like the flowers gaze into each other, support each other as if they are alive.
The disaster caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake was so terrible that one would just want to shut her/his eyes. However, one can feel from this kimono that people in the Tohoku region are looking ahead to the future and living each day with strength.
Various thoughts of people in Japan and all over the world are pictured on this kimono.
Miyaginohagi (lespedeza thunbergii)
Miyaginohagi is the prefectural flower which represents Miyagi Prefecture.
It is a plant found in fields and mountains in Japan and has been cherished by Japanese since old times.
Its flower has been very popular that it appears on Japan’s oldest wakashu (collection of Japanese poems), “Manyoshu” 141 times, more than any other flower does.
Small red-purple, lemon-yellow and white flowers blossom on the tip of a graceful twig from the beginning of summer to mid-autumn, except for the middle of summer.
It looks modest yet beautiful, and has a somewhat unique atmosphere which cannot be found in other flowers.
The language of flowers for this flower is “shy love” and “tender heart”; it is a beautiful flower with a lovely and tender impression cherished by Miyagi Prefecture.
Its tenderness will heal the damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Nemoto Shakunage (Rhododendron Brachycarpum)
Out of hakusan shakunage (rhododendron brachycarpum), evergreen shrubs which are found in the mountainous lands, those with double-petal flowers are called nemoto shakunage. Stamens become connected to form petals which make double-petal flowers.
It was designed as a natural monument in Japan in 1913, and was selected as the prefectural flower for Fukushima Prefecture in 1954. Hakusan shakunage is often found in the mountainous lands, but double-petal flowers are said to be very rare and hard to find.
The language of flowers is “majestic”, and it is a splendid flower which has a persevering impression.
It feels like this flower has the strength to overcome the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Paulownia, of which the flower is the prefectural flower of Iwate Prefecture, has long been used as expensive lumber in Japan.
Paulownia flower has been used for 500-yen coin as well as family crest; it has been a special flower which Japanese people feel close to and adore.
Phoenix, the legendary immortal bird of Chinese myth, is said to only rest on a paulownia tree, and for that, paulownia has been regarded as a divine tree traditionally in Japan as well. That is why the language of flowers for paulownia flower is “noblity”.
It is the flower with an elegant impression which goes well with a traditional kyo yuzen kimono.
Kyo yuzen kimono
Kyo yuzen was born in the Genroku era of the Edo period, when the townsmen culture flourished.
Back then, paintings by the artist called Yuzensai Miyazaki were very popular in Kyoto.
It is said that kyo yuzen dyeing technique was developed by him.
Kyo yuzen is famous for its soft colors, almost like pastel colors.
It is gorgeous yet elegant, with various colors.
Kyo yuzen kimono matches the refined and elegant culture of Kyoto people.
All kimono sold at Japanese kimono online shop are dyed with the kyo yuzen technique.
We provide you with the best quality kyo yuzen kimono.
|Size||We can tailor this Kimono to fit your body figure after the order.|
|Material||pure silk 100%|
|Recommended season||All season|
|Recommended occasions||celebration party, anniversary ceremony, etc..|