Tempyo Silk Brocade Travel Makeup Bag
Tempyo Silk Brocade Travel Makeup Bag Clasp
Tempyo Silk Brocade Travel Makeup Bag Side
Tempyo Silk Brocade Travel Makeup Bag Interior
Tempyo Silk Brocade Travel Makeup Bag with Cosmetics
Tatsumura Silk Weaving
Tempyo Silk Brocade Travel Makeup Bag Gift Box

Tempyo Silk Brocade Travel Makeup Bag

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Why We Love It

Based on an intricately carved antique lute in the Todaiji temple in Nara, the Tempyo Silk Brocade Travel Makeup Bag uses earthen tones to mimic the body and sounds of the pear-shaped wooden musical instrument. 

Complementing the warm honey shades are designs of flowers with four and six petals woven in the style of tatenishiki brocade, a traditional pattern using natural color combinations. The silk is woven exclusively in Kyoto, the premier center of silk production in Japan, and is renowned for its particularly luxurious feel.

This handcrafted makeup bag is a metal-framed pouch with ball closure clasps and hinges that open wide to easily store or retrieve cosmetics or personal effects when on the go. The lining of this makeup bag is a sleek water-resistant rayon fabric that prevents discoloration and stains. It is a valued gift for the style-conscious traveler, or a sumptuous treat for yourself!

Founded in 1894, the award-winning Tatsumura Textile is Kyoto’s esteemed leader in world-class silk brocades. Their enduring efforts in preserving and revitalizing ancient Japanese textiles have made them one of the most respected companies in the field, with commissions from the Japanese Imperial Household and Christian Dior.


  • Travel cosmetics bag with nishiki silk brocade exterior.
  • Made in Japan.
  • 100% silk exterior; rayon lining.
  • Metal clasp.
  • Shipped in Tatsumura Textile gift box.
  • Size: 5” x 3½” x 3½” (12.5cm x 8.5cm x 8.5cm).
  • Product code: 48921BR

      For more than 125 years, award-winning Kyoto-based Tatsumura Textile has been tasked with the restoration of priceless ancient Japanese and Chinese textiles as well as commissions from the Japanese Imperial Household.

      Driving the success of Tatsumura Textile is its mastery of Nishiki weaving. Nishiki, the art of woven light, is the pinnacle of silk weaving, originating in the old capital of Kyoto, and is far more complex than European brocades. It is a three-dimensional art form consisting of multiple woven layers, each with beautiful gradients of spectacular color, and gold and silver accents that vary in intensity depending on the angle and light.

      The founder of the distinguished Tatsumura Weaving Factory (present-day Tatsumura Textile) was Heizo Tatsumura, an advocate of “weaving art”. While he found early success in commercial weaving, his works were quickly infringed upon by competitors. Tatsumura, however, turned what was sure to be a disaster into an opportunity.

      In the first decades of the 20th century, he dedicated himself to collecting and studying fragments of textile designs and patterns that had come to Japan via the Silk Road over 1300 years ago. These included motifs from as far away as Sassanid Persia and Tang dynasty China. With this invaluable heritage, he created one-of-a kind textiles for kimono and obi and items for tea ceremony that were unrivalled in the industry.

      Tatsumura Textile’ silk brocades continue today to draw inspiration from their restoration work on tapestries from a number of notable historic buildings in Japan, including the Shosoin Repository (the treasure house of Todaiji Temple in Nara), as well as Horyuji Temple, the world’s largest wooden building.

      Heizo Tatsumura’s pioneering expertise and peerless originality have been handed down over three generations, allowing Tatsumura Textile to not only tap into the nation’s long history of intricate craftsmanship, but also address everyday problems with innovative and artistic solutions.

      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.

      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

      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.

      Direct from Designer

      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!

      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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