Shu/ The Dragon Soars High

As the dragon soars high, his body may be out of view but his long, scaly tail can be seen floating across the top of the kimono. The dragon is an important motif in Asian art and one of the four sacred creatures that represent the four quadrants of the universe.

Number in the collection: 6
Series: Symphony of Light
Dimensions: 198 x 139 cm
Technique: Tie-dyeing, ink painting, gold leaf, and embroidery on silk crepe (chirimen) with gold wefts
Kimono type: Kosode (short sleeve)
Catalogue reference: IKMC-080
Created by: Itchiku Kubota
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