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A small chirimen (crepe) silk kimono created for a girl for either the “ohichiya” naming day ceremony on the 7th night after birth, or alternately, for the miyamairi Shinto shrine initiation ceremony held about one month after birth. 34” from sleeve-end to sleeve-end x 36” height. The art deco art stenciled onto this child’s kimono is extremely rare and unusual – the girls parents or grandparents were obviously open to new ideas, as ceremonial garments such as this one typically exhibited traditional motifs. Japanese artists influenced the arrival of art deco in the West, however, the artistry on this kimono was at least partly impacted by art developments in Europe and the U.S.
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