Formal gray crested kimono with embroidered designs of suzume odori figures dancing in the rainArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1970s - 1980sMedium & Supportgray silk crepe with silk and metallic thread embroideryDimensions
60 1/4 in. x 53 1/8 in. ( 153 cm x 135 cm )Credit LineGift of Howard and Patricia YamaguchiSubject matter
The suzume odori (sparrow dance) is said to have first been performed by stonemasons building Sendai castle for daimyo Date Masamune. The Date family crest is composed of two sparrows, and the dance is said to have mimicked the movements of the bird.Physical Description
Gray silk crepe (repp weave) shot through with metallic threads, with silk and metallic thread embroidered design of figures doing the suzume odori (crow dance) in the rain (suzume odori). Lining is plain weave silk, white above and gray below.Primary Object Classification Costume and Costume Accessories Primary Object TypekimonoAdditional Object Classification(s)TextileCollection AreaAsianRights
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embroidery (visual works)