Red wool uchikake suitable for the role of akahime, or red princess. Appliqued and embroidered with phoenix in gold-metallic thread on the center back, flowing water and chrysanthemums.
1978, purchased in Tokyo by Heidi and Claus Colsman-Freyberger; 2010, gift of the Colsman-Freybergers to the MFA (Accession Date: January, 26, 2011)
Gift of Heidi and Claus Colsman-Freyberger
Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th or early 20th centuries
Center back: 182.9 cm (72 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool plain weave embroidered with metallic thread and appliqued with wool and cotton plain weave, plastic