ART OF KIMONO - RISE ABOVE
- Size : 1m x 1m
- Kimono* : 100 % silk (high quality finishing with gold embroidery)
- Art of Kimono Design : by Azumi Uchitani
- Price : €3500
- Contact : + 31 (0)6 50 69 38 87
About this kimono
This is a type of ceremonial kimono called "UBUGI" (初着） for a baby boy, used to make the first family visit to a Shinto shrine to wish prosperity, health and good life for the baby. Symbols that represent the wishes from the family are incorporated into the kimono as well as the family crest.
UBUGI covered the baby, who was hold in mother's arm (traditionally by a grandmother of the father's side) and it was wrapped around mother's body.
About the Symbols
"Taka" (eagle) is a symbol of strength, braveness and power. Since the Samurai era, this symbols has been auspiciously used to bring in the prosperity.
In this kimono, Taka is flying high with gold and shows strength, braveness, prosperity and power. It brings the energy of expansion.
Design by Azumi - Kimono and Me
My grandmother , Hagi Mido, 御堂 萩 was a kimono maker. From mother to daughter, from generation to generation, the "kimono" was kept alive in our female blood line. From my mother, I learned about kimono, how to handle it, how to value it, how to treasure it, how to store it, how to wear it.... Having kimono is a ritual. It is a sacred object and deserve a temple. I have created a "temple" （as her family name means) for this sacred Kimono to be cherished here in Europe. - Azumi