|Product Name :||Sitate-nagoya-obi (The "Enshu"Brocade with Seven Treasures Pattern)|
|Product type :||Obi Sash|
|Size (cm) :||Obi width 8" (approx. 30.0cm), length 9" 5" (approx. 3.6m)|
|Related Tags :||Tailored Nagoya Obi、 Wrapping available、 Famous fabric、 Enshu Cloisonne、|
|Other :||Gift wrapping service available|
A silk obi with popular design.
The "Enshū" Brocade with Seven Treasures Pattern
After the great tea-masters such as Riky ū, Oribe and Sekishū, Enshū Kobori (1577-1645) has become a distinguished expert of the tea ceremony in Japan.He contributed a great deal in designing the gardens of "Katsura" and "Shūgaku-in" and other famous gardens. Apart from garden construction, he ordered from China various works of art and craft using the cut patterns he designed himself and thus left a valuable cultural inheritance to posterity. The "Seven Treasures" pattern called the "Enshū" pattern is one of these works and is a good proof of his order to China. The desi gn with somewhat rectangular forms enclosing a round "Shippō" pattern and flowers such as a chrysanthemum, a camelia and a peony has become most famous. Today there are some cases where this pattern is used without conscious awareness and in this way shows its great influence.