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Under kimono (juban)

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Blue, white and yellow printed kimono with a Japanese propaganda theme of fighter planes, tanks, Nazi swastikas, and a child solider and his dog preparing a care package for soldiers (imon bukuro). Black twisted plain weave around the collar. Lined in white cotton plain weave.


Purchased from Henry Sotheran Limited, London; Gift from Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: June 25, 2008)

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Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

Japanese, Showa, about 1936


Height x width: 53 x 51 3/4 in. (134.6 x 131.4 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Rayon plain weave, printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts