Kimono

About this object

History of use

A kimono with family crests kamon (家紋) is worn on formal occasions.

Physical description

Khaki green kimono. There is a wide band around the neck and partway down the centre opening. The short sleeves have an opening under the arms. The inside is unlined. It has three family crests or kamon (家紋) known as shippō ni hanabishi (七宝に花菱), representing shippō (七宝), seven treasures of Buddhism with a diamond-shaped flower motif called hanabishi (花菱).