Chiso was established in 1555, making robes for priests. In the 1700’s they developed the kyo-yuzen dyeing technique.
They start with the finest of silks.
Then trace the design with a disappearing ink.
This image from the V&A blog.
Then paint. Carefully.
The silk is held taut with thin bamboo sticks. One kimono can take up to 3 months.
A finished kimono. And available too; 399,000 yen, or $4043.47.