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Early Showa period (1927-1940). A large silk uchikake (wedding over-kimono) featuring many woven flying cranes created with the brocade weaving technique. Originally created in Kyoto, Japan.

Early Showa period A large silk uchikake (wedding over-kimono) featuring many woven flying cranes created with the brocade weaving technique. Originally created in Kyoto, Japan.

Kimono, Late Taisho (1912–26) /early Showa period (1926–89), 1920s-1930s, Japan Silk, stencil-printed warp and weft (heiyo kasuri) plain weave; lined with cotton, plain weave 155 x 127 cm (61 x 50...

Kimono, Late Taisho /early Showa period Japan Silk, stencil-printed warp and weft (heiyo kasuri) plain weave; lined with cotton, plain weave 155 x 127 cm x

A thick and heavy silk kimono that features an extreme form of crepe that simulates a shibori. Late Taisho to early Showa period (1920-1940).The Kimono Gallery

A thick and heavy silk kimono that features an extreme form of crepe that simulates a shibori. Late Taisho to early Showa period Kimono Gallery

Japanese kimonos are from the early 20th century

Machine-spun pongee silk woven with stencil-printed warp threads (meisen) Japan, late Taisho-early Showa period,

Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan  April 26, 2008 - July 20, 2008.  Philadelphia Museum of Art

Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan April 2008 - July Philadelphia Museum of Art

Momotarō and Tomikoma, 1920s, Japan. Two prominent geiko (geisha) of the late Taishō and early Shōwa periods, Momotarō, on the left, and Tomikoma, on the right. Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 in Flickr

Two prominent geiko (geisha) of the late Taishō and early Shōwa periods, Momotarō, on the left, and Tomikoma, on the right.

Early Showa Period (1927-1940). A rinzu silk kimono featuring damask crane motifs and a single family crest (mon).

Early Showa Period A rinzu silk kimono featuring damask crane motifs and a single family crest (mon).

The Kimono Gallery

Early Showa Period A silk hitoe (unlined) silk kimono, dry and raspy to the touch.

The Kimono Gallery

Early Showa period An unlined ro (gauze) silk summer kimono featuring waves patterns.

The Kimono Gallery

Early Showa Period A meisen silk kimono featuring an undulating pattern.

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