A chirimen silk furisode featuring yuzen-painted bamboo, peonies and plum blossoms.
Embroidery, couching and foil outlining. Five mon (family crests) so the most formal of kimonos.
52" from sleeve-end to sleeve-end by 59" height.
Bamboo's endurance through the seasons has caused it to be associated with such virtues as constancy,
integrity and honour, and is also a symbol of purity and nobility. The peony is the rose without thorns,
and so embodies romance and love, and is regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage as well.
This kimono would have worn by a young unmarried woman to a formal event, perhaps by a sister
of the bride at a wedding.