[Uchikake] (Outer garment) Design of a landscape with cherries on a yellowish-green [chirimen]-crepe ground

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[Uchikake] (Outer garment) Design of a landscape with cherries on a yellowish-green [chirimen]-crepe ground

Textiles / Edo

Edo period, 18th century

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This [uchikake] outer garment features swallows, cherry blossoms and spring plants against a backdrop of trailing clouds. These motifs were popular in courtly culture because they heralded the onset of spring."

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