This hitoe (unlined) sheer summer kimono showcases large painted flowers on textured chirimen silk, providing a dry touch. Measuring 48 inches (122 cm) from sleeve-end to sleeve-end and standing at 62 inches (157 cm) in height, this remarkable kimono bears the marks of high-level artistry and craftsmanship.
The individual painting of each flower demonstrates meticulous attention to color and detail. The oversized flower motifs are masterfully rendered to achieve a perfectly balanced and restrained graphic effect. This exemplifies a sophisticated luxury garment, clearly superior to many others, likely commissioned by one of Japan's elite families of the period.