Outer Robe (Uchikake) with Maple Tree and River, first half of the 20th century. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Anonymous Gift, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Cory, 1962 . (62.180). The colorful leaves of a maple tree with a river beneath its branches are no doubt an allusion to Tatsuta River, which is famous in classical literature as a place for viewing autumn leaves. The river flows in Nara prefecture and was familiar to pilgrims traveling to the Tatsuta Shrine…
Hollyhock (1983) by the Late Japanese textile artist Itchiku Kubota(1917-2003) form the exhibition,Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota, Canton Museum of Art in Canton, Ohio (February 8-April 26, 2009).
Silk ‘uchikake’ (wedding over-kimono). First half 19th century, Japan. “Silk damask (rinzu), tie resist-dyed (kaneko shibori) and embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped threads. Reddish-orange silk damask with design of tie-dyed waves at bottom embroidered with tortoises (minogame) and tie-dyed pine trees above embroidered with flying cranes (tsuru);”. MFA. (William Sturgis Bigelow Collection)
Furisode kimono, first half 19th century, Japan. “Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with design of swallows (tsubame), cliffs and waves embroidered with various shades of brown, yellow, white, red and blue silk; three crests couched with gold metallic thread across the upper back; lined with reddish-orange silk and padded at bottom. Silk satin with silk and gilt-paper embroidery" MFA. (William Sturgis Bigelow Collection)
Furisode, second half 19th century, Japan. “Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with design of pine trees embroidered and couched in black silk on a black silk crepe ground, resist dyed; lined with red crêpe with design of bamboo embroidered in red silk; three white floral crests along the upper back and sleeves; padded hem. Silk plain-weave crepe ground embroidered and couched with silk; resist-dyed”