Winter parade jacket (hikeshi shozoku) and breastpiece for a member of a daimyo firefighters’ brigade

Historical period(s)
Edo period, mid-19th century
Wool, silk, and lacquer
H x W: 96.5 x 122 cm (38 x 48 1/16 in)
Japan, Edo
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Costume and Textile


applique, daimyo, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, napping, plain weave, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Kondansha Encyclopedia of Japan. 9 vols., New York and Tokyo. vol. 2: pp. 280-281.
  • Nagasaki Iwao. Chonin no fukushoku [Townspeoples' Attire]. no. 341, Tokyo. pp. 62-68.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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