|Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation|
Pente was a type of art technique in which obi were hand-painted, rather than hand-dyed, in the poor years during and after WWII.  It commonly appears on vintage nagoya obi crafted from thick shushu silk.
Vintage Nagoya obi with Bara motif painted in pente.
Formality & TPO
TPO - Within Japan
|Hotel Wedding Reception|
|Restaurant Wedding Reception|
| Yes - Acceptable to wear. |
OK - OK to wear if no suitable alternatives.
No - Unacceptable to wear.
Relevant Threads / Discussions
- Ichiro Wada, http://www.ichiroya.com/item/list2/264927/