Man's court jacket

Japanese (Tokyo)
Meiji era
about 1890
Designed by Tanakaya (Japanese, late 19th century)

Object Place: Tokyo, Japan


101.6 cm (40 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, gold and gilt-metal wrapped silk, sequins, Silk; wool plain weave, embroidered with gold and gilt-metal-wrapped silk yarns, gold sequins,quilted silk float pattern lining

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black wool dress tailcoat with gold and gilt metal embroidery on collar, cuffs, front edge, and back pockets. Cuffs and back embroidered in paulownia flower pattern. Cream silk lining finely quilted at upper bodice. Black silk label: “Tanakaya Kudandori Tokio”

Credit Line

Marshall H. Gould Fund, made possible with the generous assistance of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf