Kyôgen costume (jacket for hitatare)

Happi

Japanese
20th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Center back length: 36 1/2 in. (92.7 cm)

Accession Number

2000.1008

Medium or Technique

Ramie; plain-weave; stencil resist-dyed (katazome)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Kyôgen theater jacket with double-width sleeves of plain-woven natural ramie and stencil resist-dyed designs. Top half of the jacket has a design of cranes in flight and tortoise in green, gray and red on an indigo ground; on the bottom half is a repeating tortoise shell pattern (kikko-mon) overlaid with crests of five circles representing star clusters in tan and white. This jacket is part of a two-piece costume (hitatare) that would include a pleated, split skirt (hakama).

Provenance

Purchased from Lee Sneider by the MFA on December 13, 2000

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Leo and Gabriella Beranek