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"Embroidered Cranes" Vintage Wedding Kimono (Uchikake)
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This listing is for a vintage Japanese uchikake wedding kimono from The Fuller Collection. See below for details on the provenance of this beautiful garment.

This uchikake is gorgeous. The traditional "Japanese red" color and the shimmer of the woven florals makes for an elegant background for the flock of cranes in flight that have been embroidered over them. Look closely at the photos to see how the heads of the cranes and their feathers were expertly embroidered. The skill of the hand work is really amazing.

The background motif features "The Three Friends of Winter" - bamboo, pine, and plum blossoms - as well as any other types of blossoms. It's a bright and festive art piece - perfect for the holidays!

Excellent condition, silk, and within the typical uchikake measurements of 65-67" long, 52-52" across the sleeves and shoulders, and 48-54" around the middle. We offer sturdy wooden rods for hanging these dazzling displays - see options above.

The Fuller Collection – originally over 2000 kimono – was the passion and pride of Richard Fuller of Chicago, IL and Wabasha, MN. Richard served as a US Marine in post-war Japan, and there began his love of and appreciation for vintage Japanese kimono – especially wedding kimono. Richard saw that the mastery and artisanship of traditional Japanese textile techniques was waning – threatening to die out altogether – which sparked his mission to promote this industry and preserve what he could. Click here to read one of his interviews.

Together with his wife Janith, Richard invested in thousands of kimono and obi, opening Wind Whisper West, a kimono gallery in Wabasha, MN in 2003. Most of the collection was sold there, but several hundred pieces remain. Richard passed in 2020, and Janith has consigned the remainder of the collection to Kyoto Kimono to offer through our website. We are honored and proud to be stewarding the Fuller Collection as each piece finds its new home and continues to bring wonder and beauty to admirers around the world.


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