Noh costume (hitatare)

Cloak and trousers

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 114.3 x 203.2 cm (45 x 80 in.)

Accession Number

2003.661.1-2

Medium or Technique

Resist-dyed hemp plain weave with ink

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Noh theater costume for male role (hitatare) consisting of orange/brown cloak with double-width sleeves and long, pleated split skirt (hakama) both with design of cranes at front and back created by resist-dyeing and hand painting, lined. Usually worn by actors playing samurai officials.

Provenance

Idemitsu Museum, Tokyo, purchased by donors, February 2002; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Mitsuru Tajima, Shigehiko Yanagi and Sebastian Izzard