Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Black
Kyoto Yuzen Silk Clutch in Black over Shoulder
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Black
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Black
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Black
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Black
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Black
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Black
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Black
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Black
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Black

Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Black

Regular price $379.99 USD Sale price$360.99 USD Save $19.00 USD
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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 black and gray 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: 40125BK
  • Free shipping worldwide!

    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.

    Free Shipping

    • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Enjoy FREE express shipping on all orders over $99!
    • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders over $199 USD.
    • Japan: Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders.

    Shipping Times

    • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Orders usually arrive within 3-5 days after shipment.
    • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Delivery is usually within a week, depending on local customs.
    • Japan: Orders typically arrive within 24 hours after shipment.
    • All other countries: Orders usually arrive within 4-5 days after shipment, depending on local customs.

    Taxes

    • Shipments from Japan may be subject to additional taxes and handling fees imposed by customs and mail carriers. Customers are responsible for these costs.
    • Customs and import rules vary by country, for example the USA usually doesn’t charge any extra fees, but the EU sometimes does. See here for information on selected countries.
    • If an order is returned due to refusal to pay local taxes or customs duties, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.
    • Shipments in the US may be subject to sales tax where mandated by federal and local authorities. Sales tax will be calculated at checkout.
    • Shipments within Japan are subject to consumption tax, which is included in the price.

    Shipping Locations

    • All our products come to you from Japan.
    • Especially for customers in the USA, we can now also ship some items from our location in California to ensure the fastest delivery!

    Track Your Order

    • Once your order has shipped, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to track your shipment.
    • Please note that it is the customer's responsibility to track shipments. If an order is returned due to non-collection, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.

    If you would like to return your order for whatever reason, we're here to help! We offer no hassle returns within 30 days of receiving your order.

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

    • Items must be returned unused and folded in the original packaging.
    • Items must be returned to their original shipping location (this is usually in Tokyo).
    • Discounted items, or items purchased with store credit are not eligible for return or refund.
    • The original outward shipping cost (the full amount that we paid to the courier) will be deducted from the refund.
    • The customer is responsible for the return shipping cost.
    • For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns on earrings, futon mattresses and duvets, mattress/duvet covers, or tatami mats.

    How do I claim my free refund?

    Please contact us and we will confirm the shipping address for you to send the item.

    Please return the item folded in its original packaging and send to the address that we provide, noting on the customs form ‘Returned Item’.

    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 outward 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.

    How long will my refund take?

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

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