Signature / Inscription / Marks
Label affixed verso, top right corner with inscription in ink: [Japanese Characters]
Tatami jiwa/kigise wa omoki/awase kana
When worn, the creases of a heavy lined kimono smooth out
Awase is a lined kimono worn between spring and summer. The peony is a flower which blooms at the same time. Omoki means "heavy." Perhaps the flowers, compressed like a folded lined kimono, smoothes out when the petals open.
Japan; Edo (location)
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.