Outer Robe (Uchikake) with Chrysanthemum and Wisteria Bouquets Period: Edo period Date: second half of the half of the century Culture: Japan Medium: Silk and metallic-thread embroidery on resist-dyed and painted silk satin damask (rinzu)
Modern reworking of the wedding kimono with short sleeves and a train. This design is known as mai curren and is inspired by Chinese robes. Mai curren uchikake tend to be very colourful; this one has blossom clusters in rainbow hues.
century (Edo Period) silk kimono (furisode) with a design of plum tree branches in red, pink, green, brown and white silk embroidery on a white silk damask with chrysanthemum and tortoiseshell pattern (William Sturgis Bigelow Collection)