H (shoulder to hem) 61 3/4 in. (156.8 cm); W (wrist opening to wrist opening) 49 1/2 in. (125.7 cm)
Gift of Atsuko Irie, in honor of Suga Irie, 1998
Not on view
The skillful treatment of graduated shading (bokashi) on this summer kimono captures the quality of moonlight over a field of susuki and Chinese bellflowers, two of the autumn grasses. It was made for a young woman in the Kyoto area before her wedding in 1922.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," 2002.