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  • 2013.4.1 Kimono (back)
  • 2012.6.4 Kimono (back)
  • 2012.6.2 Kimono (back)
  • 2009.169.1 a-c Jinbei & Haramaki
  • AB 1007 Haori Coat (back)
  • AB 1002 s1 Wedding Kimono (back)
  • AB 76-53 Wedding Kimono (back)
  • 2012.3.5 Uniform (Jacket)
  • 2012.3.3 Boy Scout Uniform (Shirt)
  • 2012.3.7 Uniform Pants
  • 2012.3.2 Uniform Skirt
  • AB 76-138 Tsuke Obi
  • AB 66-5 a Obi
  • AB 1 1002 c s3 Jacket
  • 2012.3.4 Jacket (front)
  • 2012.3.1 Jacket
  • 2012.4 Wedding Kimono
  • AB 76-132 Kimono (back)
  • AB 76-133 Kimono (back)
  • AB 76-103 Hakama

Kimono Did you know?

What is it?
Wedding Kimono
What is it made of?
Silk/Thread
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
pre-1990
Object ID
2012.4
Description

This red silk wedding kimono is called an uchikake. The kimono is decorated with a crane and flower design. Because cranes have long life spans, they have come to symbolize long life and good fortune, making them an ideal symbol for a marriage. This kimono was worn by the donor's sister-in-law in her wedding ceremony (ca. 1990); it is likely that the bride bought the kimono used.

The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. Kimono, literally meaning a "thing to wear," are made of flat panels of cloth into T-shaped, straight-lined robes with long, wide sleeves. Kimono are wrapped around the body and secured by a sash called an obi, which is tied at the back. Kimono are generally worn with traditional footwear (especially zori or geta) and split-toe socks (tabi). There are many types of kimono for different occasions. One common type, traditionally worn by unmarried women, is the furisode, distinctive for its nearly floor-length sleeves. Today, kimono are usually worn on special occasions (such as weddings or tea ceremonies) or by a small proportion of older men and women on a daily basis. Kimono fabrics, typically silk, are frequently hand made and hand decorated, though modern kimono are available in less expensive, machine-made fabrics.

Credit
Donated by Willamarie Moore, 2012.
2012.4 Wedding Kimono