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W19 Japanese Scholar Visit with Natsu Oyobe

<p>dark violet-blue summer fukuro (single-sided) Obi with an interwoven light beige simplified wave motif.</p>
Japanese
Obi
1925 – 1999
silk
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake
2016/2.57
<p>(obi is displayed upside down in the image)</p>

<p>Black fukuro (single-sided) obi with Imperial Oxcart motifs interwoven gold, violet, and red signature and contour line-drawing embroidery of a carriage, samurai, archers, swallows, kannushi (Shinto priest), and depiction of a hanging scroll of Kouzan-ji temple.</p>
Japanese
Obi
1925 – 1999
silk
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake
2016/2.61
<p>textured gold and pale green fukuro (single-sided) obi with embroidered camouflage-dyed paper-like material within a triangular grid and gold modified sauvastika (reverse swastika) motif patterning called &ldquo;sayagata&rdquo; in Japanese embroidered within patched gold-embroidered floral foliage motifs.</p>
Japanese
Obi
1925 – 1999
silk
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake
2016/2.64
<p>Beige fukuro (single-sided) Obi with interwoven gold brushstroke wickerwork patterning with embroidered red, orange, green, white and violet phoenix-peacock hybrid, dragon, clouds, and paulownia leaf motifs arranged in hachiryoumon (eight-petalled, pointed flowers) and hand-drum motifs.</p>
Japanese
Obi
1925 – 1999
silk
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake
2016/2.19
<p>Red fukuro (singe-sided) obi with embroidered white, orange, and blue rounded peonies and butterflies with gold and silver embroidery.</p>
Japanese
Obi
1925 – 1999
silk
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake
2016/2.21
<p>off-white maru (double-sided) obi with interwoven and embroidered silver, gold, blue, and orange alternating deer and cranes and orchids, pine.</p>
Japanese
Obi
1925 – 1999
silk
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake
2016/2.27
A checkered gold brocade foregrounds five fragments of textile: a square in the middle surrounded by four cornerpieces. Each textile has a different design, some with butterflies, birds, and other floral motifs.
Japanese
One of Four Panels of Textile Fragments: Brocades in Various Traditional Pattern
1860 – 1926
silk brocade (nishiki) and silk brocade with gilt paper (kinran)
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.44.9
It is a black silk damask haori (short jacket for kimono) with wax-resist patterns, hand-painted design and metallic threads embroidery. The haori is in medium length, covering just underneath hip. It has elongated sleeves. The silk fabric is woven in a twill pattern of palace carts and flower baskets. Then the fabric is dyed with black. The white family crest under the collar and the diagonal part where chrysanthemum design would appear are left out from dying. The pinkish orange scale pattern is added using wax-resist technique. Chrysanthemum design is hand-painted with white, red, yellow, and blue colors. Finally embroidery is added in various metallic threads around the contours of the chrysanthemum petals and leaves.<br />Orange satin damask lining with woven wave design, with stenciled (?) designs of white flying cranes.  Silver cord on one side, gold on the other, both with tassels.
Minagawa Gekka
Black crested haori with faux-resist dyed designs of chrysanthemum arabesques in yellow, red, and blue on crackled orange ground with embroidery
1945 – 1955
Black damask silk with wax-resist pattern, hand-painted designs, and embroidery
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.351
It is a grayish purple silk crepe kimono with wax-resist patterns, hand-painted design and metallic threads embroidery. The kimono is in full length and has elongated sleeves. The fabric is dyed with purple, leaving the family crest under the collar and the floral design part white. The dark purple scale pattern is added using wax-resist technique. Then the design of multiple kinds of plants is hand-painted with white, red, yellow, pale and blue green, and black colors. The half bottom of the family crest is also dyed with pink. There are mix of tropical flowers and foliage including four kinds of orchids, gladiolus, ferns, and ginger in red, yellow, green, purple, black and white hue. Embroidery is added in various metallic threads around the contours of flowers and leaves.
Minagawa Gekka
Summer crested kimono with orchid design on purple crackled ground (hibiware)
1945 – 1955
crepe silk with wax-resist pattern, hand-painted designs, and embroidery
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.359
Japanese
One of Nine Panels, each with various pieces of textile
brocade with silk, velvet and gold
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.44.5
The apple-green fabric is pure silk brocade, woven in an overall pattern of maple leaves scattered on a flowing stream—an allusion to a famous classical poem. Lying on top of the brocade is a thick layer of embroidery, with plum blossoms in red silk, and pine branches and doves in dazzling metallic threads of gold, silver, and copper.
Japanese
Wedding cloak
1920 – 1980
gilt paper (kinran), metallic thread | silk
Gift of Diana and Theodore Golden
1986/1.215
Japanese
Theatrical Robe with peacock and chrysanthemums
1775 – 1825
silk embroidery and appliqué | cotton cloth
Gift of Charles and Brita Dolph
1982/2.6

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