This pattern, consisting of a series of miniscule white dots arranged in hill-like forms, is an especially popular motif for edo komon kimono. It was first developed in the Muromachi period (1336-1573) and was favored by samurai. Later, it was adopted by townspeople during the Edo period. “SAME” in Japanese translates as “shark”.
Edo Komon kimonos are a type of kimono that contains various motifs and tiny, elaborate designs dyed with pattern paper called “Ise-Kagagami.”
The inner lining includes eight different parts (hakkake) on the bottom and sleeve edges that gives the inner lining a more colorful appearance.
Splotchy mixed brown silk kimono with miniscule white dots (Sᾱme komon) with a white and pale salmon inner lining