Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac
Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac

Kyo-Yuzen Silk Clutch in Lilac

Regular price$360.99 USD

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.


  • Kyo-yuzen silk clutch with lilac, maroon and eggshell 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: 40118LL
  • 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.

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

We offer three levels of service: Standard, Express and FedEx Priority.

1) Standard shipping is by registered airmail, which usually takes about 10-14 days.

2) Express shipping uses Japan Post’s EMS service, and usually takes between 6-10 days.

3) FedEx Priority usually takes 2-5 days.

All options include tracking information.

FREE shipping uses Standard shipping is available on orders over $99, unless registered airmail services to your country have been suspended by Japan Post. In the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Australia registered airmail is temporarily suspended but you can still take advantage of Free Shipping on all orders over $149 with Express Shipping, which can be as quick as 6 days!

Taxes & Customs

All our products are sent to you direct from Tokyo, Japan. Shipments from Japan to your country 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.

For customers in Japan, the price includes 10% consumption tax. This tax is removed for customers outside of Japan.



Shipping Updates - March 2023

Due to the pandemic and the current situation in Eastern Europe, postal services to some countries have been temporarily suspended by Japan Post, however FedEx services are still available. If you are in one of the countries named below you can either choose FedEx Priority, or you can choose to have us hold on to your order until postal restrictions are lifted.

Countries with postal restrictions (Currently only FedEx available)

South America: All countries

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Cyprus, Georgia, Kosovo, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia

Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Timor-Leste, UAE

Africa: All countries

Oceania: All countries except Australia & New Zealand



Within Japan

If you're in Japan you will receive your shipment within 1-2 days on the island of Honshu (the main island, including Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto), or 2-3 days for the rest of Japan. It may take an additional day if you order on a weekend or if you are located in Okinawa or the outlying islands.

If you're staying in a hotel in Japan, please include the reservation name and room number, otherwise your hotel may refuse to accept your package.

Free Shipping

All orders over US$99 or equivalent (not including shipping fees) are eligible for free shipping, except in countries where registered airmail services have been temporarily suspended by Japan Post. In the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Australia, where these services are currently suspended, you can still take advantage of Free Shipping on all orders over $149 with Express Shipping!

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. It is the customer's responsibility to track shipments, and we will not be able to refund the shipping fees charged by the courier in case a shipment is returned due to non-collection.

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 conditions to our return and exchange policy:

  • Items must be returned unused and folded in the original packaging
  • Discounted items or items purchased with store credit are not eligible for refund
  • Shipping costs are not refundable. Shipping costs refers to the full amount paid to Japan Post or FedEx.
  • You must provide proof of postage showing the postage date within the 30 days
  • For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns on earrings, futon mattresses, or mattress covers
  • Items marked Direct from Designer, have a refund period of 7 days instead of 30.

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 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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