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Edo Perio (1615-1868) hitoe - unlined kosode robe for summer wear -the flowers and trees in the landscape scenes on this robe represent all four seasons, moving upward from spring grasses at the hem of the robe, through cascading wisteria of early summer, on to the brightly colored leaves of autumn, and, finally, reaching the top of the robe with its wintry pine trees, some showing the new growth of spring. Across the sleeves and upper body the characters of a felicitous poem celebrating…

FREE Easter Egg Poem Writing Template - Your students will love becoming poets with this cute poem all about eggs! Fill in all the blanks with adjectives to create a fun poem perfect for spring or Easter!

Surihaku Noh Costume - "Rubbed metal foil." A decorative technique for textiles in which metal foil is impressed on a design first drawn in paste.

Robe (kosode) Period: Edo period (1615–1868), Kanbun era (1661–73) Date: 3rd quarter of the 17th century, probably 1660s Culture: Japan Medium: Silk and metallic thread

Kosode with Design of Pines and Interlocking Squares Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: second half of the 18th century Culture: Japan Medium: Tie-dyed (shibori) pattern on figured silk satin (rinzu)

In the late Edo period, warrior-class women often wore robes ornamented with Japanese or Chinese classical or literary themes. Embedded in the decoration of this robe-a winter landscape with plum blossoms and chrysanthemums-is a visual reference to the ancient Chinese Confucian legends known as the Twenty-Four Paragons of Filial Piety.