Made in Japan Volume 4 is here
Its time for Japanese fashion, the Uchikake 「内掛け」. Well before that, i will ask you, everyone knows Kimono right ? So Uchikake is a type of Kimono, a Kimono for a bride, in western its like a wedding gown. The form is like Furisode 「振袖」with long sleeved, but furisode only worn by unmarried woman in Seijin Shiki [The coming age ceremonies], or worn by unmarried female relatives of the bride at weddings and wedding receptions.
Using Uchikake is more complicated than furisode, there’s a lot part that need to tied inside the Kakeshita, lot of decoration and detail. Usually the color of uchikake is White, but there’s a lot of color beside white, such as Red, Black, Gold, and Blue, like furisode, there so much motif for uchikake, like crane, sakura, pines, flowing water, fish, and many more.
But unlike furisode, the bottom of Uchikake is padded to trail along the floor, so when the woman bride walk, they need to lift the lower part of uchikake.