This remarkable silk uchikake, woven in the renowned Nishijin district of Kyoto, Japan, holds a captivating and unique charm, particularly shining under direct light. Nishijin, a district with a 1200-year-old legacy, is celebrated for its fine weaving and synonymous with exceptional craftsmanship. This garment, very heavy and unusual, embodies the essence of Nishijin's expertise. It measures 49 inches (124 cm) from sleeve-end to sleeve-end and stands tall at 63 inches (160 cm) in height. Nishijin encompasses yarn-dyeing and weaving techniques that have evolved uniquely over centuries within this district.