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Woman's kimono (part one of two)

Woman's black, five crested, full length kimono (tomesode) with padded hem. Likely worn for formal occasions by a married or older woman. Three plum blossom crests on back, 2 on front. . Lower half is decorated with pine trees, waves, stylized blossoms and geometric patterning. Lined in red.


1988, sold at the estate sale of Okozu Bunsui-town, Nigata, Japan to 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



Center back: 165.1 cm (65 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk crepe, yuzen dyed


Textiles and Fashion Arts