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Fine Japanese Kimono

BUDDHIST MONK SHA SILK DOFUKU MASTER OF THE WAY OF TEA

chrysanthemums, birds and other ornate patterns. The sha garment is worn in the hottest month only. Because it is useable only 30days out of the year, only the wealthiest could afford such a specialized garment. The dôfuku is a special garment that is used by lay monastics and other men who have functionally retired from worldly cares to devote themselves to spiritual or artistic matters. This kind of coat is associated with the tea ceremony. It is worn by tea masters (as masters of the "Way" of Tea), artisans, and haiku poets. It has a decorative cord at the neck. . The garment has a label that says the robe was made in Kyoto. It is not lined. The skirt is pleated allowing for an easy stride while walking. The dofuku is in good condition. Robe Dimensions: 74” Wide X 44” Long with sleeves 25.5” wide X 31”Long








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