UCHIKAKE the Another Wedding Kimono. This beautiful UCHUKAKE is usually brocaded or embroidered with the motif of congratulations such as cranes, pines, and a bounty of flowers. It is believed that UCHIKAKE started to be worn by the high-class samurai family women in the Muromachi era (1336–1573). During the Edo era (1603–1868), UCHIKAKE became a more common kimono for the high-class women like the oiran in Yoshiwara, and since then it has been recognized as a wedding kimono.

Uchikake ~ a highly formal kimono worn by a bride or at a stage performance. It is supposed to be worn outside the actual kimono (called kakeshita or kosode) and obi (sash), as a sort of coat.

Han-eri embroidered camellias. The "han-eri" is a detachable neckpieces for…

The "han-eri" is a detachable neckpieces for kimonos that is sewed on a juban, underwear for wafuku (Japanese traditional clothes).

maiko 舞妓 Miyagawachô 宮川町 Fukuno ふく乃 KYOTO JAPAN

【Maiko, November Maiko is Fukuno. Shooting location is Seirai-in Temple. Photo by gaap.

Outer Robe (Uchikake) with Maple Tree and River (first half of the 20th century)…

Kimono Outer Robe (Uchikake) with Maple Tree and River Period: Shōwa period Date: first half of the century Culture: Japan Medium: Resist-dyed silk satin damask embroidered with silk and metallic thread Accession Number:

中原淳一 Junichi Nakahara

中原淳一 Junichi Nakahara - Kawaga Prefecture Junichi Nakahara was one of the top leaders in fashion illustration during the first half of the and his artwork of wide eyed women is often referred to as the forerunner of manga.