My Sleepy Kisser... with feelings hid...
The Chrysanthemum was brought to Japan by Buddhist monks in AD 400. Japanese emperors so loved the Chrysanthemum flower that they sat upon Chrysanthemum thrones. Chrysanthemums, kikus in Japanese, were featured on the Imperial Crest of Japan. by Barysiuk Viktoria
Yorke Antique Textiles
Textile sample. Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, 19th century.Silk, metallic gold thread; plain-weave crêpe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), couched (koma-nui). Textile sample with design of chrysanthemums red, yellow and blue, created by the yûzen process, and couched pieces of metallic gold-covered thread on a white silk crepe ground. Provenance: William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898. MFA