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"Sequin Delight" Vintage Wedding Kimono (Uchikake)
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Our Price: $400.00

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Product Code: 1022FCWED2

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60" Wooden Display Rod - $44 - Brown (US addresses only) [Add $44.00]
60" Wooden Display Rod - $44 - Natural (US addresses only) [Add $44.00]
60" Wooden Display Rod - $49 - Black (US addresses only) [Add $49.00]
60" Wooden Display Rod - $49 - Red (US addresses only) [Add $49.00]


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 is more of a contemporary (1980s?) than vintage version of an uchikake - note the sequin embellishments that give it that modern sparkle! The background is white - not as common as a red or orange background. The patterning is of cranes and peonies, and each have been edged or embellished with hand-sewn sequins.The red centers of the peonies are made with a faux shibori weave motif. And the cranes are embroidered, not woven! So much time and skill went into making this.

As with many light-colored, 40+ year old kimono, there are a few blemishes - see photos. But we feel it barely detracts from the beauty of the kimono - still quite an elegant display piece. The size falls 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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