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Ensemble, Dance, second half 20th century. Japanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. Hajime Miwa, 1993 (1993.262.1a–h) #dance

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Japanese Things or Favorite Jacket . . or maybe Found Fabric Projects . OK, Favorite Jackets, but I sooooo want to make this!

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Irotomesode (色留袖): single-color kimono, patterned only below the waistline. Irotomesode are slightly less formal than kurotomesode, and are worn by married women, usually close relatives of the bride and groom at weddings. An irotomesode may have three or five kamon.

Irotomesode (色留袖): single-color kimono, patterned only below the waistline. Irotomesode with five family crests are the same as formal as kurotomesode, and are worn by married and unmarried women, usually close relatives of the bride and groom at weddings and a medal ceremony at the royal court. An irotomesode may have three or one kamon. Those use as a semi-formal kimono at a party and conferment.