Man’s Juban (underkimono)
Silk crepe
Four shibori techniques

Men’s kimonos are generally very conservative. Traditionally, the underkimono, which will be seen only by intimate friends in casual circumstances, is used as an outlet to express more of the wearer’s personality. The artist could easily have fit three complete starfish on the back of the juban, but it is not uncommon for Japanese artists to leave part of the design for the viewer to infer.