Woman's Over-Robe (Uchikake) with Design of Mandarin Oranges and Folded Paper Ornaments, late 18th century. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Ilse Bischoff, 1976 (1976.108) | In traditional marriage ceremonies the uchikake is worn over the wedding kimono. On view in "Kimono: A Modern History" through January 19, 2015.
Woman's Embroidered Ceremonial Robe (The Bat Medallion Robe), Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 18th c., China, silk and metallic thread on silk satin. "Less formal than a dragon robe, the ceremonial robe was worn by women for celebratory occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries."