A high-grade silk light jacket featuring a royal cart and a poem, romantic themes to conjure up the 'golden age' of the Heian period of a millenium ago. The abstract fan motifs are constructed of urushi and fine coated gold, silver and rust-colored metallic thread inserts. The royal cart motif is of yuzen with embroidery highlights, while the kanji poem is of yuzen-dyeing. The family crest, or 'mon', is an unusual one: we have not seen this one previously. Very good condition, with very minor imperfections. 49" from sleeve-end to sleeve-end x 40" height.