[Katabira] (Unlined summer garment) Lozenge with characters for "Hanjyo" design on white ramie ground

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[Katabira] (Unlined summer garment) Lozenge with characters for "Hanjyo" design on white ramie ground

Textiles / Edo

Edo period, 17th century

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This unlined summer robe sewn with ramie is decorated with the characters for the name ''Hanjo.'' This name refers to a 15th-century noh theater play and the name of its protagonist, a prostitute who becomes deranged after being abandoned by her lover."

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