Why We Love It
Bold and detailed flowers are hand-painted across this kurotomesode Japanese kimono, including the iconic camellia and chrysanthemum, symbol of the Japanese Imperial family. Golden threads are embroidered into the painting to reflect the warm glow of the sun on this floral scene.
Black kurotomesode kimono are considered formal wear for married women. You will often seen them worn by the mothers of the bride and groom at a Japanese wedding.
There are five kamon (crests) on this kimono, known as mitsudomoe. This is a very old design, which you can often see in Shinto temples. There are a number of stories about the origin of this kamon: that it represents water, or an important gemstone, or even archery equipment.
This kimono has an unusually detailed and patterned lining, with auspicious Japanese cranes woven into the cream silk interior
- This handmade vintage silk kimono is one-of-a-kind
- Type: Kurotomesode
- Materials & Techniques: 100% silk with hand-painted intricate camellia motifs with gold embroidery and silk lining
- Period: Showa (1920s-80s)
- Condition: AA– Near Perfect condition: light discoloration of the lining
- Code: 10060BK
- Size: Length 61” (155cm), width 54½” (138cm), sleeve height 19” (49cm)
- For advice on choosing the right fit, check the Size Guide below.
Japan Objects Quality
We have handpicked every one-of-a-kind traditional kimono in our vintage collection. We conduct rigorous quality inspection and only select genuine Japanese kimono that are of exceptional value and condition. We are proud of all our vintage silk kimono, which truly embody the rare treasure of wearable art.
Every vintage kimono has been professionally cleaned and is beautifully gift-wrapped in Japanese washi paper. We offer free shipping worldwide for all our vintage kimono.