Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ichiroya: Taisho Yabane Kimono

The Taisho 大正 period (1912-1925, though I've read the late '20s and early '30s are also considered "Taisho" in terms of fashion) is a favorite of many kimono fans because of the bold, beautiful patterns in vogue at the time.

Yabane, a vertically oriented and interlocking "arrow (fletching) pattern" 矢羽根, is a popular pattern as well. So when I saw today's Ichiroya update I thought I'd point out the two coming together for those of you who might be interested. :) It's an unlined silk kimono with the long sleeves found in Taisho/pre-WWII kimono, for $68.

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