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Man's sleeveless jacket (kataginu)

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Man's sleeveless jacket (kataginu), 1950-1960
Silk
54 in. x 34 1/4 in. (137.16 cm x 87 cm)


Object Type: Textile
Technique: Woven
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: T673


Commentary
Formed a kamishimo set, a formal outfit comprised of kimono, kataginu and hakama. See also T1007 and T674.

This three part costume set / kamishimo is comprised of a short sleeve outer robe / kimono, a sleeveless inner robe / kataginu and trousers / hakama, that would be worn by an actor portraying a high-ranking samurai or member of the upper class. The outer robe is of green silk brocade, decorated with dragons and waves, while the inner robe and trousers are red silk brocade with patterned flowers in hexagons.

Professor Bruce Coats

Medium
Brocaded red silk satin.

Object Description
Man's sleeveless jacket (kataginu) of red silk satin with brightly colored flowers in silk brocade and gold thread. Worn over the shoulders with the straps tucking in to the top of the hakama. Part of a kabuki costume.

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