Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Rose
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Rose
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Rose
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Rose
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Rose
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Rose
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Rose
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Rose
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Rose
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Rose
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Rose

Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Rose

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Why We Love It

Handcrafted in Kyoto by Tomoko Fujii of RITOFU, this elegant silk clutch showcases the technique of kyo-yuzen, a 17th century method of handpainting kimono fabric unique to Kyoto. In fact, kyo-yuzen is considered the most refined and intricate dyeing techniques; it is renowned across Japan for its luxuriousness and fine texture.

On the front panel of this kyo-yuzen silk clutch, the fine pattern of the genuine Japanese silk is visible through the handpainted design, adding a rich tapestry of texture. The four seasons of Japan are beautifully represented in the various shades of the zuiun pattern: an iridescent cloud formation, which has an auspicious meaning in Buddhism. On the reverse panel, a delicate floral pattern peeks through the solid color and can be seen from different angles and lighting.

Complementing the silk clutch is a detachable chain and invisible magnetic closure. Measuring 11” x 5.5” (28cm x 14 cm), this silk clutch comfortably holds all your daily essentials such as a smartphone, keys, wallet and cosmetics without being bulky. There is also a zipped interior compartment for added security.

Each bag is handmade from water-repellant silk kimono fabric, and can be worn on a variety of occasions. Wear it over your shoulder or detach the chain strap to carry it as a clutch. An artful blend of Japanese tradition and contemporary fashion; pair this versatile clutch with formal evening wear, casual attire, or even your kimono or yukata.

Details

  • Kyo-yuzen silk clutch with gray and rose handpainted design
  • 100% silk exterior; rayon interior lining
  • Handmade in Japan
  • Detachable chain
  • Magnetic clasp
  • Zipper interior compartment
  • Comes with dust bag and box
  • Size 11” x 5.5” (28cm x 14 cm)
  • Product code: 40124RS
  • Free shipping worldwide!

    Direct from Designer 

    Each silk clutch is individually handmade by the designer, so you can be sure to receive a one-of-a-kind piece! It takes about 3-4 working days for us to receive your brand new clutch before we send it to you, but standard shipping is completely free wherever you are in the world. If you change your mind after purchasing, we can accept refunds if you inform us within seven days of receipt. Returns must be in perfect condition in the original packaging.

    RITOFU was created from Kyoto atelier Tomihiro Hand-Dyeing, specializing in accessories made using kyo-yuzen. The intricate and colourful kimono made here by master textile artist Hiroshi Fujii are highly sought after. Even the Japanese Imperial Family are known to be fans.

    Now, the second generation artisan, Tomoko Fujii, is taking her turn at the helm. Her guiding philosophy as a kimono-maker in the 21st century is Everyday Living with Kimono, which is where the idea for RITOFU came from.

    Tomoko Fujii, RITOFU Founder

    Ritofu utilizes the inimitable silk kimono fabric, that her family company produces, to design a great variety of gorgeous Japanese objects, from furoshiki wrapping cloths, and tumblers, to jewelry boxes, and of course these unique and eye-catching silk clutches. Fujii aims to ensure that kimono and fine Japanese silk are not just luxury products reserved strictly for formal occasions: they are now covetable objects to be both admired and used.

    Kyo-yuzen kimono by Hiroshi Fujii

    The particular designs of the kyo-yuzen clutch require the expertise of generations. Patterns are hand-painted on the finely woven silk in dye-resistant paste, before various colors of dye are applied, in a process that takes many days. The final design is then painted by hand directly onto the fabric, which is cut and crafted into original one-of-a-kind pieces.

    RITOFU’s kyo-yuzen silk clutch has been selected by the Wonder 500 project, a Cool Japan initiative showcasing 500 innovative wares from across Japan’s 47 prefectures. See for yourself the fine craftsmanship and quality of this accent piece.

    We ship to every country in the world direct from Tokyo, Japan.

    We offer two shipping options: Express and Standard. Both options include tracking.

    The fastest option is Express, which is sent by EMS (Express Mail Shipping) through Japan Post. This is a fast and reliable service to most countries and regions of the world within 3-7 working days.

    The cheaper option is Standard. Your package will be sent by Registered Airmail through Japan Post. It usually takes between 7-14 working days for your package to arrive.

    Shipping costs are based on weight and shipping option. You will be able to see the estimated cost in your cart. The final shipping cost will be displayed at checkout.

    Shipments will be sent the same day or following business day after receiving your order, unless the item you have ordered is marked Direct from Designer.

    Items marked Direct from Designer must first be sent to us from the designer's studio, which will take an additional 1-4 working days before your order is sent. All Direct from Designer items are eligible for free shipping!

    Free Shipping

    The cheapest option is FREE! All orders over US$99 or equivalent (not including shipping fees) are eligible for free shipping. If you select Free Shipping at checkout, your order will be sent as a Standard shipment by Airmail.

    Heavier shipments may be sent as more than one package.

    Taxes & Customs

    All our products are sent to you direct from Tokyo, Japan, so that you are able to enjoy authentic kimono and accessories that are not available anywhere else!

    Shipments from Japan may be subject to additional taxes and handling fees imposed by the customs authorities and mail carrier of your country and region. Such costs are the responsibility of the customer.

    Customs and import rules vary by country and region, so unfortunately we’re not able to estimate these in advance. The best way to be sure if any such charges will be applied is to check with your local customs authority.

    Tracking your Shipment

    As soon as your order has shipped we will send you a confirmation email with a link to your order status. You will be able to track your shipment from there.

    If you would like to return or exchange your order for whatever reason, we're here to help! We offer no hassle returns or exchanges within 30 days of receiving your order. You can return your product for a different product, or a refund to the original payment method.

    *Please note the following exceptions to our return and exchange policy:

    Items must be returned unused and folded in the original packaging

    Discounted items are not eligible for free returns

    Shipping costs are not refundable

    Items marked Direct from Designer, for which the refund period is 7 days instead of 30.

    How do I claim my free refund?

    Please contact us within 30 days of receipt (or 7 days in the case of Direct from Designer items).

    We will confirm the shipping address for you to send the item.

    Please return the item folded in its original plastic bag (don’t worry about the paper wrapping) and send to the address that we provide, noting on the customs form ‘Returned Item’. Please note that you must bear the shipping costs.

    Once we receive the returned item and have confirmed its condition as unused and undamaged, we will issue a refund not including shipping costs or duties.

    Do I have to pay shipping costs?

    We offer a full refund of the product, not including the original shipping costs. You must bear the cost of return shipping.

    If you received the original order damaged, then we will also cover both the initial and the return shipping costs.

    Can I exchange for a different product?

    Yes! To exchange an unused and undamaged item, you can process the return as described above and reorder the new item through the website.

    Alternatively, when you notify us about a return, let us know which product you would like as a replacement, and we will hold it in stock for you until we receive the original return. Please note, there may be additional shipping costs.

    What if my item is damaged?

    Very occasionally items may be damaged in transport. In the unlikely event that you item arrives in a damaged condition:

    We ask that you contact us within 48 hours of receipt. This enables us to make a claim with the shipping company.

    Please keep hold of the damaged item and provide some photos of the damage.

    We will issue you with a full refund or replacement, including shipping costs.

    Who decides if I receive a refund or a replacement?

    You do!

    If you are entitled to a refund or replacement as described above, it is your choice which you receive.

    If we no longer have the same item in stock, we will suggest one or more similar items. If you do not want the similar item, we will provide a refund instead.

    How long will my refund take?

    We will process the refund within 2 days of receiving the returned item.

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