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.