Chikako’s Kimono Story (Part 2)


This is a very unusual kimono that I was given by someone I know. I don’t know who used it. It is a dark purple plain kimono in a thick chirimen, but it has a tie-dye patterned hiyoku eri, an extra collar, and the front edge also has this design on it and so do the sleeves. The kimono has three crests, but they are not normal crests, they are these large embroidered cranes. I have never seen another kimono like it, and I wonder who wore it. Its very stylish.

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