Japanese UCHIKAKE Wedding Kimono Dress Embroidered Cranes Trees
Made in Japan
Condition; used,and its good for its age
This Japanese Uchikake dress is another style that is use for Japanese wedding ceremony. It features cranes and trees, the gown is embroidered, covered with beautiful vivid colors.
Unlike the traditional white, the Uchikake is the heaviest one and most colorful, it has more elaborated designs. It’s worn more like a coat, over the Shirokakeshita or the Ka...
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