Uchikake 打ち掛け (

Price:  325,00

A wonderful Japanese uchikake 打ち掛け (wedding kimono), ‘new old stock’.

This uchikake is made from white silk with an overwhelming woven design of Japanese cranes 鶴 (tsuru) flying amidst foliage, like pine trees 松 (matsu) and plum blossoms 梅 (ume).

The thick border at the bottom of the kimono is filled with cotton.

The kimono is in perfect good condition.
In Japan, the crane, “tsuru” is one of the mystical or holy creatures and symbolizes good fortune and longevity because of its fabled lifespan of a thousand years.
Shōwa period (1926-1989).
Approx. size:
Height 177 cm, Width 130.5 cm.

This exquisite work of textile art can either be hung on your wall or worn to a party. It is in a fantastic condition!

Uchikake is a highly formal kimono worn only by a bride or at a stage performance. The uchikake is often heavily brocaded and is supposed to be worn outside the actual kimono and obi, as a sort of coat. The uchikake of the bridal costume is either white or very colourful often with red as the base colour. (Source the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Ref. No. : 212901-A


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