The Uchikake is a ornate wedding kimono, worn by the bride, it is worn over another kimono, the kakeshita. The Uchikake is worn open and has a padded hem so that it trails gracefully along the ground. The decoration, on the Uchikake, can be woven, embroidered or hand-painted yuzen. It usually has symbolic meanings eg cranes for happiness. The designs have changed over the years and as with other clothes has been affected by the fashion of the time. Because of the ornate features of the Uchikake, they make wonderful display items.