Man's noshime kosode in dark blue hand-spun silk. The plain blue has an area of warp kasuri chequerboard in blue and olive green half way down the garment. It is a five crest (mon) garment of the Tokugawa shogun's family with the triple hollyhock leaf design. It is fully lined in white silk and possibly also padded. The lining has been top stitched in two different ways: with two insertions of silk cord; and continuous long stitches in a fine silk thread.
- Made in: Japan
- Length: 138.5 centimetres
- Width: 129.5 centimetres
Noshime was also a favourite of bushi (the warrior class) who preferred simple clothes worn under their kamoshimo rather than the more showy clothes worn by courtiers.
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Object reference number: JCR18389
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