Hagitōjin work kimono: geometric patterns


Hagitōjin work kimono: geometric patterns

Textiles / Taisho / Nagasaki

Tsushima Island, Nagasaki prefecture

Taisho period

Patchwork and kasuri cotton.

L.115.0cm W.127.0cm

Hagitōjinis a type of work kimono especially from the Tsutsu village in Tsushima, Nagasaki prefecture (present-day Tsushima city). It is also called Tōjingimon and shijūyahagi. Hagi means "patch" or "piece together", and tōjin refers to the characteristic narrow sleeves. As shijūyahagi (shijū means 40) suggests, forty piece of cloths are patched together.

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