Name: Same Komon (鮫小紋) Shark Skin
Seasonal Association: None
When To Wear It: All Year
History: This pattern is an especially popular motif for edo komon kimono. It was first developed in the Muromachi period and was favored by samurai. Later, it was adopted by townspeople during the Edo period. Same (鮫)translates as shark and komon (小紋) translates as fine pattern.
This pattern consists of a series of small white dots on a colored background. The dots are arranged in overlapping “hills.”