Meisen

Meisen
Item# KIMONOJITEN011

Product Description

Meisen
Meisen in frame

Meisen kimono is really attractive. The fabric of meisen kimono is yarn-dyed, which can express its vividness of color. Meisen kimonos were originally made by silk-raising farmers for private use. Their fabrics were woven by thick weft thread, made by high quality unevenly spun silk thread from waste cocoons. People in the Edo-era (1603-1868) were obliged to wear chaste kimonos after the saving act was proclaimed in 1839. So, meisen kimono became popular for ordinary people in Edo (Tokyo). In the Meiji-era (1868-1912), combed with warp yarn, striped patterns were woven. Furthermore, in the Taisho-era (1912-1926), splashed-pattern Meisen kimono were created using doupioni. From the late Taisho period to the early Showa-era (1926-1955), Meisen kimono became more prosperous, because they showed various kinds of eye-catching designs and colors, and in addition, they were sold at affordable prices. Meisen kimonos in their prime had fancy colors and designs, which might be Western-conscious. Meisen kimonos actually have represented modern kimonos, called “Taisho Roman”. Meisen kimono is really attractive. The fabric of meisen kimono is yarn-dyed, which can express its vividness of color.

Meisen kimonos were originally made by silk-raising farmers for private use. Their fabrics were woven by thick weft thread, made by high quality unevenly spun silk thread from waste cocoons. People in the Edo period (1603 – 1868) were obliged to wear chaste kimonos after the saving act was proclaimed in 1839. So, meisen kimonos became popular for ordinary people in Edo (Tokyo). In the Meiji period (1868 – 1912), combed with warp yarn, striped patterns were woven. Furthermore, in the Taisho period (1912 – 1926), splashed-pattern Meisen kimonos were created using doupioni. From the late Taisho period to the early Showa period (1926 – 1955), Meisen kimonos became more prosperous, because they showed various kinds of eye-catching designs and colors, and in addition, they were sold at affordable prices. Meisen kimonos in their prime had fancy colors and designs, which might be Western-conscious. Meisen kimonos actually have represented modern kimonos, called “Taisho Roman”. Meisen kimono are characterized by their aesthetic property of ikats using yarn-dyed silk materials and their venturous colors and designs. 秩父銘仙, 高崎銘仙, 足利銘仙