[Katabira] (Unlined summer garment) Design of paulownias and characters from the [Kimigayo] poem on a light blue ramie ground

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[Katabira] (Unlined summer garment) Design of paulownias and characters from the [Kimigayo] poem on a light blue ramie ground

Textiles / Edo

Edo period, 19th century

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Paulownia leaves laden with snow adorn this garment to create a sensation of coolness in hot weather. A young woman of the samurai class would have worn it for special occasions.

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