Purple silk michiyuki coatArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1960s-1970sMedium & Supportpurple dyed silkDimensions
33 7/8 in x 53 1/8 in (86 cm x 135 cm);29 15/16 in x 18 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in (76 cm x 46 cm x 16 cm);18 7/8 in (48 cm)Credit LineGift of Howard and Patricia YamaguchiSubject matter
Michiyuki may look like kimono, but are a specialized coat typified by square necklines and buttons down the front.Physical Description
Silk Michiyuki coat with deep purple coloring (kinsha) on the top portion that transitions to shades of purples, pinks, and yellows on the bottom portion that has the appearance of puffy golden clouds ar sunrise. The inner lining is a crosswork of white and pink that matches the pinks in the outer garment (hakebiki).Primary Object Classification Costume and Costume Accessories Primary Object TypehaoriAdditional Object Classification(s)TextileCollection AreaAsianRights
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silk (silkworm material)