Uchikake Kimono

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Item Value: $650

  • Item Number: 57

  • Minimum Bid: $325

  • Minimum Bid Increment: $15

  • Auction Donor: Pierce Jennifer

Description

Uchikake are a highly formal kimono worn only by a bride or at a stage performance. Uchikake are often heavily brocaded and worn over the actual kimono and obi, as a coat. This uchikake bears the auspicious image of the crane, a symbol of longevity.
The former owner of this uchikake was an adventurous woman and descendant of a Hiroshima samurai family who made her way to Fresno, CA briefly before returning to Japan. She was a Master of Tea Ceremony, an accomplished calligrapher and a published haiku poet. Traditional Japanese clothing often become family heirlooms- passed down from generation to generation. You can be the next chapter in the history of this garment! (This garment comes with a document detailing a more complete history.)

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