This silk kimono features a bold display of large yabane (arrow-feather) motifs, accented by a few highly reflective vertical gold and silver metallic supplementary threads. The upper inner lining (doura) is hand-spun and woven silk, while the lower lining (hakkake) is crafted from kinsha (fine crepe). Measuring 51 inches across the shoulders and standing at a height of 59 inches, this kimono exhibits complex techniques.
Uncommon vertical rinzu (figured silk; damask) bands alternate with plain weave bands, suggesting intricate craftsmanship. The presence of bands with different thicknesses implies varying weaving techniques—possibly indicating that finer sections have double the number of wefts compared to others. This combination of metallic threads, damask bands, and varied fabric thickness suggests skilled, albeit mechanized, weaving. Undoubtedly, this kimono would have been considered expensive at the time of its creation due to its intricate craftsmanship.