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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.


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


Center back: 177.8 cm (70 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, indigo, paste resist (tsutsugaki)


Textiles and Fashion Arts