Uchikake for Concert!

A few weeks ago I participated in a taiko concert. I only had a small walk-on appearance in the finale – but the costume was spectacular!

I was told often during the night that I looked like a Japanese doll. Such a flattering compliment!

I must say – wearing uchikake tires you out. It is amazingly heavy and hard to “”carry”” about between shows.

In the dressing room – I have the uchikake tied up with a koshi himo so it was easier to walk in until the concert.

Striking a pose backstage:

With the koto player, Yoshiko-san (she purchased the uchikake for use in taiko concert). Isn’t her kimono beautiful? On the front it has Murisaki Shikibu, and on the back is Prince Genji.

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