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Rock Pool Japanese Tomesode Kimono - Wafuku 1
  • A black, tomesode kimono with a wonderful rock pool design, with beautiful gold detail. A garment such as this is a labour of love created by highly skilled traditional craftsmanship
  • Rock scenes, either as rock gardens or rocky countryside, are considered peaceful, contemplative scenes
  • 5 mon (crests), the mon are ivy
  • The raised, gold edging on parts of the design is called shusu: gold threads are made of foil applied to thin membrane or paper strips which are wrapped around silk threads. These metallic threads cannot be stitched through the silk fabrics, as they are quite thick, so they are traditionally "couched", which means laid on the fabric surface and stitched down with fine silk threads
  • Awase (lined) kimono, with a double lining (hiyoku-jitate) at the bottom and round the edge, to give the impression of layers without the overheating created by wearing layers of silk kimonos
  • A heavy, high quality kimono
  • Made in and bought from Japan
  • May have shitsuke-ito stitching around the edge; shitsuke-ito is loose, temporary stitching that the Japanese put in to keep edges neat during storage, it just gets pulled out before wearing. These are often a sign that the garment has never been used
  • Made in and bought from Japan
  • **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


Condition:
Excellent

Measurements:

Sleeve end to sleeve end 130cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 63cm
Length 160cm

 

 

 

wk208 - 06/9

Rock Pool Tomesode Kimono

SKU: wk208
£76.00 Regular Price
£64.60Sale 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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