Tsubouchi Saburou is a monuaeshi, a painter of mon, the Japanese family emblem, he paint them on silk or cotton to be dyed to make kimono or accessory. The mon have to placed on both shoulder or in the middle of the back, just under the collar. A kimono with crest is very precious, it means had made expressely for a family, from the fabric decoration, dyng and tailoring. Ready made kimono don't have mon. Photographed in Kyoto in Summer 2016, with 105mm. f 2.8 lens in natural light from a window and a table lamp on the desk.


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