Professor Shigeki Kawakami, of the School of Humanities, has since 2003 been engaged in research to reproduce “kosode (a style of kimono which was common in the Edo period)” using the dyeing technique of the Edo period in collaboration with the kimono artisan group “Sengiren” of Kyoto. Based in the “Art Institute, a research facility of the University, Kawakami and other researchers
Japan, susohiki kimono, this particular kimono is much longer than other kimono. This is worn to do the elegant dance with a folding fan in the Japanese style drawing room. This piece has dramatic and bold young kimono lady with fuji, wisteria, pattern, which is dyed gracefully. Combination of large wisteria and colorful cords are rather innovative
The patterns that adorn kimono are very significant, for it is through choice of colour and, most importantly, decorative motifs that the wearer's gender, age, status, wealth, and taste are articulated.