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.