Why We Love It
Exploring the hand-painted scene of this vintage silk kimono is like taking a stroll around a Japanese garden, taking in the maples, pine trees, plum blossoms, chrysanthemum, bamboo and flowing river. Gold threads are embroidered into the design to represent the warm glow of the sun.
Unusually, the design continues through the inside of the kimono, known as tomohakkake. Obviously this part cannot be seen while the garment is being worn, so indicates that it was made for a very discerning client.
The kamon (crest) represents oak leaves. The oak is a sacred tree in Shinto, and its leaves are often uses to present offerings. It could be that this kimono was made for a family with close links to a Shinto shrine. It could also be for members of the Shima family, a branch of the very famous old Fujiwara clan.
- This handmade vintage silk kimono is one-of-a-kind
- Type: Kurotomesode
- Materials & Techniques: 100% silk with hand-painted intricate Japanese garden motif with gold embroidery and silk lining
- Period: Mid-Showa (1950s-60s)
- Condition: A – Excellent condition: light discoloration front left, stain on the front right
- Code: 10084BK
- Size: Length 62” (157cm), width 54½” (138cm), sleeve height 19” (48cm)
- 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.