Cherry Blossom Kimono
So elegant and beautiful, you may wish to frame and display this special-occasion Cherry Blossom Kimono as the work of art it is. Distinguished by its dramatically longer swinging sleeves, the furisode kimono is often given by Japanese parents to their daughters when they become adults at age twenty. The highly romantic motif depicts cherry blossoms, gilt calligraphy and aristocratic, Heian era (794-1185 CE) beauties—known for their incredibly long hair worn straight down their backs—reading, perhaps, a cherry blossom haiku. 100% cotton sateen fabric. (Included belt ships inside one of the sleeves.) Please Note: Though available only in Sizes S, M, the very generous cut of the robe will fit most.
Springtime in Washington D.C. is a celebration of the budding beauty of cherry blossoms, the international hope for peace that prompted Tokyo’s gift of the cherry trees to the United States in 1912. In the Spring, thousands of families and visitors pour into the many museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Cherish a recent visit or start planning one today as you shop cherry blossom-inspired gifts evocative of designs on fabrics, ceramics, paintings, scrolls and enamel work in the collections of our Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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