Kimono (detail)

Kimono (detail)

Kimono (detail)
Japan
1910-1930
Museum no. FE.233-1974
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This kimono, which dates from the early 20th century, has long 'swinging sleeves' (furisode), which indicate that it would have been worn by a young, unmarried woman. The designer has composed an entire landscape across the surface of the garment, the image of cranes, rippling water, rocks and cherry blossoms being created with a technique called yuzen.