- Due to weight, this would be sent by courier, e.g Hermes, rather than Royal Mail's Parcel Force, as Parcelforce's prices for this weight, roughly 5 kilos, are simply ridiculous and unaffordable
- A sumptuous, Japanese uchikake kimono. White with little touches of silver and lots of glinting gold. A fantastic display item against a darkish wall. There are kiku (chrysanthemum) and kiri (paulownia) in the kikko (hexagons). Hexagons represent the turtle and tortoise, which represent longevity. Paulownia is said, in Japanese mythology, to have the only branches that a phoenix will land on. Chrysanthemum represents longevity and rejuvenation. When first introduced to Japan during the Nara period (710 – 793 AD), the Japanese Royal Family was fascinated by the flower. Eventually, the chrysanthemum became the Imperial Family emblem. The uchikake’s padded hem is covered in a temporary, protective layer of muslin, which keeps it clean prior to use
- An uchikake kimono. Uchikake are wedding kimonos, worn open, rather like a spectacular and very heavy coat, over the bride’s wedding kakeshita kimono and obi. Uchikake are worn trailing on the ground, the bride stands with the hem laid out around her and the padded hem makes the bottom lie beautifully spread out. Uchikake are part of one of several outfits a Japanese bride might wear on her wedding day.
- Uchikake are very heavy kimonos, so postage for them is quite expensive and that must be taken into account.
- A new uchikake costs many thousands of pounds in Japan. Even hiring one for the day would cost the Japanese bride a huge amount. Silk This gorgeous uchikake is ideal for a bride and magnificent as a hanging display
- Made in and bought from Japan
Sleeve end to sleeve end 128cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 62cm
Sleeve depth 108cm
Weight approx. 5 kilo
Japanese clothing is usually of adjustable fit, being mostly wrap-over or tie-to-fit items, so most garments fit a range of sizes. Because of this (and only really knowing my own size anyway) I can't really advise anyone on the fit. Please judge fit from the measurements given.Measure from centre back of neck, along shoulder and down the arm to the wrist, then double that and compare it with the sleeve end measurement to judge sleeve length. If shown modelled, the woman in the photos is 125 cm from wrist to wrist.
Golden Hexagons Uchikake Kimono
Sizing: Japanese clothing is usually of adjustable fit, being mostly wrap-over or tie-to-fit items, so most garments fit a range of sizes. Because of this (and only really knowing my own size anyway) I can't really advise anyone on the fit. Please judge fit from the measurements given. Check length given for the garment,