Kurotomesode (woman’s formal unlined summer kimono)
Ro (gauze weave); stenciled and yuzen dyed with dyes and pigments

Flying fish enjoyed some popularity in the years leading up to World War II, when they were used to symbolize the vigor of Japan’s air force and navy. The papers still covering four out of the five family crests on the front and back seem to indicate that this tomesode was purchased but never worn.

Double click on the photo below for a better look at the airy ro weave, meant for summer wear.