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.
Yamamoto Yumi no hon `mishin de kimono’ wata asa yukata やまもとゆみの本「ミシンで着物」綿・麻・ゆかた (Cotton, linen, yukata “kimono sewing machine” book by Yamamoto Yumi) - Editor : Graphic-sha グラフィック社 - 2008