A dramatic furisode kimono with modern patterns derived from the roots of the brand.
Japanese Ceremonies are often filled with beautiful furisode (long-sleeve) kimonos, but the red furisode kimonos are unique for having characters of youthfulness, brilliance and femininity. When one wears Chiso’s Keika-Kosai, the black keicho-dori (a pattern filled with celebration motifs) and the four season’s blooming flowers appears in front of the eyes. The combination of red, white and black colors gathers people’s attention.
The contrast of the dark color and the radiant karahana (Chinese floral arabesque) pattern of the fukuro-obi (double-layered sash) heightens the level of gorgeousness.
A three-dimensional motif formed with layers of octagons can be observed from the furisode kimono set on the rack (top image). These bold geometric patterns are frequently used as classical patterns in Japan but still carries a modern taste. This octagon design took inspiration from chikiridai (chikiri stands) and it is also used for Chiso’s noren (sign curtains) as well. Chikiridai is a wooden stand for placing flowers and it is dedicated to the Wakamiya festival at Kasuga Grand Shrine. Before starting its textile business, Chiso was a carpenter specialized in temples and shrines, and the company used to make chikiridai for dedicating to the shrine. The Keika-Kosai is a furisode kimono that projects the roots of Chiso through its design.
The furisode kimono is filled with fine details of Yuzen dyeing, sophisticated brush strokes, varieties of skills such as squeezing method and delicate embroideries and gold foils to add depth to the kimono. The Keika-Kousai is a masterpiece that freely applied the techniques of each skilled craftsmen.
The delicate patterns are expressed through using thread lines to dye separately during production.
A brilliant and elegant impression is made by pairing the furisode kimono with a light-colored obi (sash) such as white. By selecting a dark-colored fukuro-obi, the impression of the colorful kimono sharpens and brings slenderness and refinement. When selecting an obi to pair with a kimono with subtle and delicate patterns, it is important to pair dynamic and simple patterns to create the balance. In the above image, the furisode kimono is paired with a purple fukuro-obi with karahana pattern, creating an abstractness in space when seen from a distance. The Keika-Kosai furisode kimono pairs extremely well with exotic patterns.
Price: 2,500,000 Japanese Yen (Tax Excluded/ Searched by Editorial Department)
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