This wonderful kimono is from the Taisho or early Showa period.
I was thrilled when this little babe turned up today – my latest black meisen komon, from Kofudo.
You can’t tell from the pictures, but it’s the most delicious meisen imaginable – like a thick black satin with rows of minuscule fuchsia dots in it. The doura and sleeves are lined in thin red silk, and the whole garment has a wonderful drape.
I like everything about this kimono – the smooth silk, the long sleeves, the glimpse of red lining, and I can’t wait to wear it. But I’ll have to – it’s still in the mid-20s here at the moment, and too hot for anything but yukata or sha kimonos. But I look forward to snuggling up in it, come the cooler weather.