SUO ROBE

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A long sleeved jacket, suo (素襖) and matching long pants, nagabakama (長袴), with an overall floating mon family crests design for us in the traditional Japanese Kyogen theater.  Kyogen, closely associated with Noh theater, is noted for its more lighthearted performances and acts as a comedic counterpoint to the more formal and austere Noh. Kyogen stories often revolve around stock characters and often include the humorous trickery of a servant or commoner outwitting their master.  The design consisting of ten recurring family crests of bold designs executed using the paste resist dyeing (tsutsugaki) technique on plain weave hemp (asa).   The jacket with large dandelion crests superposed over the overall design. 
EMeiji Period (1868-1912)
Jacket: 70” wide x 28½” high

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