Outer robe (uchikake) with padded hem and design of famous places in Kyoto embroidered in green, blue and white silk and couched with gold metallic thread on a dark blue silk satin ground; light brown plain-weave silk lining.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in 1924
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
Overall: Center Back + 1/2 the collar height: 174.9 cm (68 7/8 in) Center back: 168.9 cm (66 1/2") Center Front: 170.2 cm (67 in) Collar 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread