Kimono (uchikake)

Meiji period

Object Place: Japan


175.3 x 121.9 x 15.2 cm (69 x 48 x 6 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk lampas

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long-sleeved outer robe (uchikake) with design of floral medallions enclosing hexagons; fans, phoenix and chrysanthemum woven with various shades of brown and light blue silk on a blue-green silk satin ground. Pattern weave structure is a diamond twill; lined with red silk crêpe and padded at the bottom.


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection