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Man’s jacket, anonymous, c. 1920 - c. 1940

silk, h 127cm × w 93.5cm More details

Men could display their personal taste in the inside of their jacket, in this case, the love of the theatre. Inscribed on a pillar is that it involves The arrowhead, one of the 18 most famous kabuki plays. These traditional stylised pageants functioned as a platform for incredibly popular celebrity actors decked out in extravagant costumes since the 19th century.