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Noh costume (hitatare)

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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

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes