This kosode with an old elegant paulownia-bamboo pattern on a light brown ground has been handed down within the Masuda family in Iwami. According to family documents, Asikaga Yoshitane (1466 – 1523), the tenth Shogun, granted this to Masuda Munekane (? – 1544) for his bravery during a battle at Mt. Funaoka in Yamashiro no Kuni in 1511. This is a lined kimono with a white plain silk lining and a thin layer of cotton between the outer fabric and the lining.
The paulownia-bamboo pattern on the outer fabric is represented vertically via six twill pieces and the composition and layout of the pattern are incredibly adept: unit patterns of paulownina and bamboo, which have different orientations, are placed alternately from top to bottom, adding a comfortable change to the well-organized order. It has freshness in addition to elegance and dignity, which makes it a plausible gift from the Shogun.