Taisho Uchikake. Taisho period (1912-1926), Japan. The Kimono Gallery. This opulent and wonderful Taisho-era uchikake (bridal robe) was obviously made by exceptionally talented artist and craftspeople, as the design and yuzen-dyeing are superb.
Taisho Uchikake - Taisho (1912-1926). A vivid and remarkable silk wedding kimono featuring a masterful depiction of a phoenix and paulownia and peony flowers. The patterning technique is yuzen on a smooth, plain-spun high quality silk. 49" across sleeves x 61" height. . The phoenix and the paulownia are intimately associated in Japanese legend – the phoenix will only alight on the branches of this tree. The Kimono Gallery