Collection: Hana-karakusa Ryu-ho-mon Nishiki (Brocade with Design of Floral Arabesque, Dragon, and Phoenix)

The design of this brocade is modeled after a pouch for a tea caddy owned by Hosokawa Yuusai (1534~1610 AD) who was a samurai, daimyo, and poet. The design consists of dragon, phoenix in arabesque pattern. The color in the original fabric is faded at present but we found a fragment of the original fabric and revived the original color which shows a clear touch as in the Ming Dynasty, China (14~17C, AD).