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"Flock of Cranes" Vintage Wedding Uchikake

"Flock of Cranes" Vintage Wedding Uchikake

Blue Fans

Regular price $400.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a vintage Japanese wedding kimono (uchikake) from The Fuller Collection. See below for details on the background of this beautiful garment.

This is a bright, colorful, eye-catching kimono. Flocks - not just a pair - of cranes in flight wing their way across each panel. The pattern seems to catch each crane in a different position as it flaps its wings. Bright blue and green shaded fan shapes float along with the cranes, and gold clouds shimmer in the background.

Excellent condition, silk, and within the typical kakeshita measurements of 65-67" long, 52-52" across the sleeves and shoulders, and 48-54" around the middle. We offer sturdy wooden rods for hanging these dazzling displays - see options above.

The Fuller Collection – originally over 2000 kimono – was the passion and pride of Richard Fuller of Chicago, IL and Wabasha, MN. Richard served as a US Marine in post-war Japan, and there began his love of and appreciation for vintage Japanese kimono – especially wedding kimono. Richard saw that the mastery and artisanship of traditional Japanese textile techniques was waning – threatening to die out altogether – which sparked his mission to promote this industry and preserve what he could. Click here to read one of his interviews.

Together with his wife Janith, Richard invested in thousands of kimono and obi, opening Wind Whisper West, a kimono gallery in Wabasha, MN in 2003. Most of the collection was sold there, but several hundred pieces remain. Richard passed in 2020, and Janith has consigned the remainder of the collection to Kyoto Kimono to offer through our website. We are honored and proud to be stewarding the Fuller Collection as each piece finds its new home and continues to bring wonder and beauty to admirers around the world.



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