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Treasure Ships Rare Tomesode
  • A kuro (black) tomesode kimono, with a rare design of takarabune (treasure ships) in rolling waves. It has 5 mon (crests). A garment such as this is a labour of love created by highly skilled traditional craftsmanship Quite a collectors' piece
  • Made of a very high quality silk
  • This kimono has a double lining, called a hiyoku-jitate, giving it a double layer at the edges and on the lower half. A heavy kimono, almost 2 kilos of pure silk. Entirely hand tailored, like all quality kimonos and haori
  • Made in 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 or accessories, they are 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


Measurements approximately:

Sleeve end to sleeve end 128cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam (yuki) 60cm
Length 163cm
Weight 1.6 kilo



wk603 - /09/06

Treasure Ships Rare Tomesode

SKU: wk613
£225.00 Regular Price
£180.00Sale 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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