This unique kinsha (fine crepe) silk kimono, assumed to be a kurotomesode, presents Rinpa-influenced scenes portraying sages and attendants. These scenes are brought to life through a combination of yuzen-painting, freehand pigment and sumi-e painting, gold outlining, and bokashi shading. The exceptional quality of the art suggests the involvement of a top painter of that period.
Remarkably, this artwork extends to the susomawashi (lower inner lining) as well. Adorned with five family crests, this kimono stands out due to the unparalleled quality of silk, spinning, and weaving.
Considering the high cost involved in its creation, it's likely that this kimono was commissioned by a very wealthy family. Its measurements are approximately 52 inches from sleeve-end to sleeve-end and 62 inches in height, or about 132 centimeters by 157 centimeters.