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The level of a kimono's formality is determined by the type, design and colour of its fabric, as well as the adjustment necessary for the occasion the kimono is intended for. At present, most women wear kimonos when practising traditional Japanese arts such as the ikebana and the tea ceremony, or during important family meetings. One such event is a Japanese wedding of Shinto rite. One of the kimonos included in the set of kimonos worn by the bride on that day is a red outer kimono uchikake.

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The level of a kimono's formality is determined by the type, design and colour of its fabric, as well as the adjustment necessary for the occasion the kimono is intended for. At present, most women wear kimonos when practising traditional Japanese arts such as the ikebana and the tea ceremony, or during important family meetings. One such event is a Japanese wedding of Shinto rite. One of the kimonos included in the set of kimonos worn by the bride on that day is a red outer kimono uchikake. The dress has a thickened and padded bottom rim, trimmed with red fabric. In its entirety, it is covered with various embroidery of gold and silver silk thread. Traditional motifs of uchikake wedding kimono decorations are those being symbols of happiness, longevity and auspiciousness such as cranes, phoenixes, pines, blooming plum trees and noshi folds.
With its form and shape, this type of kimono resembles the old court robes of the Heian period, and it is the only kimono which is not tied with an obi sash.
In the collection of the Manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, a kimono with cranes can be found, this being an example of a crimson red uchikake.
It is made of silk with a satin weave and densely covered with embroidery depicting a dynamic flock of gold and silver cranes in flight. The kimono is also unique due to the way it arrived at the collection – it was a gift of Krystyna Zachwatowicz, the designer of many outstanding film sets and stage sets, as well as film and theatrical costumes.

Elaborated by Joanna Haba (The Manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology), editorial team of Małopolska’s Virtual Museums, © all rights reserved

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Wedding kimono “uchikake” with a motif of cranes in flight

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