A large rinzu silk furisode featuring yuzen-dyed (resist-painted) 'oshidori' (mandarin duck) on a stream, and classical designs such as fans, 'ume'(plum blossoms) and 'botan'(peony). Gold glaze and embroidery highlights. The rinzu (damask) silk base has woven peony motifs. Very good condition, with small imperfections. 56" from sleeve-end to sleeve-end x 66" height. This kimono was designed by the famous Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto under his workshop Kansai Super Studio. Kansai Yamamoto was at the height of his career during the 1970's and 80's. He is also known for his avant-garde kimono designs, including ones worn by David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust Tour. This kimono bears the stamp of his studio. The amount of labour and workmanship to create this furisode is remarkable.