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Japanese Uchikake Wedding Gown, Heian Genji Ox Cart

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1980: Item # 673244
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Beautiful Noh costume-like Japanese wedding gown. The theme is an everlasting romance of the aristocratic society of the Heian period (794-1192); there are two ox-carts hinting the meeting of lovers. They are surrounded by wild flowers, pairs of oshidori (Peking Duckling) in the pond, and auspicious patterns of turtle shells (Kikko) and pine tree branches. Oshidori is a term for a loving couple in Japan. The gown is echoing wishes for happiness and a long life. Nishijin ori textile from Kyoto, Japan. Late Showa period(1926-1989). New condition.

52 inches from sleeve to sleeve and the height (on the photos) is 63 1/2" from the floor to the shoulder. The length of the sleeves is 41".