Kimono
Silk, cotton (lining)
Stenciled warps and wefts (meisen)

This is most likely a rendering of several views of Kiyomizudera, a famous temple complex in Kyoto. Nestled among mountains and trees, Kiyomizudera is much beloved as a tourist site for the Japanese, but particularly, as seen here, in the fall when the leaves are changing color.

Historically, landmarks of Japan were often used as the inspiration for traditional textile designs.

Early kimonos with stenciled warps and/or wefts (meisen) tend to be much simpler in the number and combination of colors. Later meisen are more technically sophisticated, allowing complex designs such as this one. This would be a post-war piece.

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