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Beautiful Scenery Tomesode
  • A black, silk, formal tomesode kimono, with paulownia mon (crests). Around the hem is a gorgeous scenic design, with flowers, pine trees, flying cranes etc. A garment such as this is a labour of love created by traditional craftsmanship
  • Awashe (fully lined) kimono. Fully lined in silk, also with a double lining (hiyoku-jitate) at the bottom and round the edge, to give the impression of layers of kimonos being worn
  • Made and bought in Japan
  • The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care, which is why they stay in such exceptional condition. Some of my Japanese garments have large, white stitching (shitsuke) round the edges. The Japanese put these stitches in to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment
  • **If shown with a sash, the sash is not included; for display purposes only, to let you see it closed, however, all kimono require an obi or some sort of sash to hold them closed; these are always bought separately. Think of it like a skirt and blouse, you can't wear either on its own, you buy them separately and mix and match
  • Note - The entire collar edge of a kimono is worn folded inwards, in half. If it has a double layer collar, each is layer folded in separately, so the folded edge of the inner collar shows slightly at the folded edge of the outer one, to look as though one is wearing layers of kimonos. Most collars need to be folded when the kimono is put on. Some have a press stud at the neck,to hold it in place, some are stitched already folded down. One usually wears an eri-shin (stiffener) inside the collar, to help it hold its shape, when worn the traditional way.



Sleeve end to sleeve end 130 cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 65 cm
Length 159 cm

Beautiful Scenery Tomesode

SKU: wk172
£210.00 Regular Price
£178.50Sale Price
  • Kimono require a sash to hold them closed. This is always bought separately. Men usually wear a kaku obi with their kimono or, casually at home, a soft heko obi

    Sizing: Japanese clothing is usually of adjustable fit, being mostly wrap-over or tie-to-fit items, so most garments fit a range of sizes. Because of this (and only really knowing my own size anyway) I can't really advise anyone on the fit. Please judge fit from the measurements given. Check length given for the garment, then measure from base of back of your neck down to judge that length on you
    Also measure from centre back of neck, along shoulder and down the arm to the wrist, then double that and compare it with the sleeve end measurement to judge sleeve length

    Some of my garments have white stitching (shitsuke) round the outside edges to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment

    Cleaning: Be very cautious about washing kimonos. All cleaning is done entirely at your own risk, as is standard with all vintage garments and items. I would advise only dry cleaning

    Colour: Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only

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