|Taisho Usagi kimono, from Ichiroya|
But this kimono is so, so beautiful. It has so many of my favourite colours. I think it's Taisho-early Showa, judging by sleeve length and style. Meisen weave was very popular at that time! This kimono was unlined, obviously intended for early summer.
Most Taisho kimono feature stripes, a favourite holdover from the Meiji period, or brilliant flowery patterns now made easier to produce because of the introduction of synthetic dyes and factory weaving. To find something so bright and bold with such an unusual pattern is wonderful. It must have been a very spirited woman who wore this kimono! And probably, very fashionable.
But... it cost about what I make in a month on Ichiroya, and it sold as soon as it was listed. So this one will not be mine. However, I have another project to spend money on right now. I'll be announcing THAT project on here soon!