Girl’s haori
Stenciled warps and wefts (meisen)

This haori, which came with a matching kimono, demonstrates the designer’s ability to integrate modern art themes with children’s motifs. The toy-like animals make this unmistakably a children’s pattern, but the strongly colored geometric boxes seem to be a stripped-down version of Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie (bottom photo, 1942-43).