Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the Kimono–A Gift from Japan

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THE ART OF THE KIMONO

A GIFT FROM JAPAN

 

Takeuchi Seiho, Sudden Shower, 1909, ink, color, gold pigment and mica on silk, Takashimaya Historical Museum, Osaka, Japan

A loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with a wide sash, characteristic of Japanese costume.

Kimono, definition, Dictionary.com

During his long career versatile Japanese artist Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942) created a variety of subjects, from the elegant woman portrayed above to domestic pets featured in a previous blog.

The Private World of a Cat

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

 

 

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