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Futon (yogi)

Bedding (sleeping kimono) in dark indigo blue. Heavily padded with original padding. Closed bottom. Decorated using a paste resist (tsutsugaki) with white bamboo motif at bottom. A large flower, the family crest, decorates the center back.

Provenance

Before 1985, inherited by Towako Ogasawara from her husband's parents, Shari-town, Hokkaido, Japan; 1985, gift of Towako Ogasawara to her daughter, Tomie Nagano, West Roxbury, MA; 2012, gift of Nagano to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Wayne E. Nichols and Tomie Nagano in memory of Towako Ogasawara

Japanese, Meiji, late 19th century

Object Place

Hokkaido Island, Japan

Dimensions

Center back: 177.8 cm (70 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1064

Medium or Technique

Cotton, indigo, paste resist (tsutsugaki)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles