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Nuihaku (縫箔)

A short-sleeved kimono with both shishu (nui) and surihaku (haku) patterns on either satin or rinzu fabric. Surihaku refers to the process by which gold or silver flakes are applied to glue placed on the fabric with a stencil, with the extra flakes used to create a pattern. Nuihaku are worn in Noh with both sleeves unworn and draped to the back in the Koshimaki style by female performers or in the kizuke style by the roles of aristocrats or the Kokata. Nuihaku are used in the typical kizuke by the female roles in kyōgen.

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