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Featured Article - Komon

Komon literally means "small print". This term applies to any kimono with a print covering the entire surface of the kimono, with no particular direction or layout. The actual design can be any kind of pattern or weave -- "komon" is only an umbrella classification.


Characteristics

  • Repeating all-over pattern.
  • Stripes (horizontal or vertical).
  • Larger patterns are for younger people.
  • Made from linen, hemp, wool, synthetic and silk.
  • Ranges from around the house casual (fudangi) to semi-formal.


Variations

  • Edo Komon - A komon consisting of tiny dots that create a subtle design and look to be a solid colour from a distance. Edo Komon and are closer to iromuji in formality.

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Taisho period komon with shishi inside of sasa.


Featured Image

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Kitsuke of Yesteryear: Geisha of Akita

Featured Colour

 
Kanji: 山吹色
Kana: やまぶきいろ
Romaji: Yamabuki-iro
English: Mountain Rose, Easter Rose
Hex: #F8B400
RGB: R:248 G:180 B:000
CMYK: C:00 M:36 Y:95 K:00
Info: Yellow with a vivid reddish tinge said to resemble the colour of the yamabuki flower.

Featured Motif

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Tsubaki done using yuzen technique
on a komon kimono.



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