Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono Detail
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono Detail
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono Detail
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono Detail
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono Kamon
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono Fabric
Japan Objects Packaging
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono Detail
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono Detail
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono Detail
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono Detail
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono Kamon
Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono Fabric
Japan Objects Packaging

Vintage Silk Black Japanese Kimono

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Why We Love It

The detailed hand-painted and embroidered design of this kurotomesode traditional kimono makes this more of a work of art than a simple garment. You can see a large home, built in a Chinese style, surrounded by a rich landscape of mountains and pine forests, as a boat floats past on the glittering river.

Golden threads are woven into the painting to provide the warm glow of the sunlight reflecting off the feathers of an auspicious phoenix. You could contemplate this scene for hours and still find details to amuse and delight!

The kamon (crest) on the nape and sleeves represents wisteria, symbol of the famous Fujiwara family, and a popular motif for Japanese people stretching back to the very beginnings of recorded Japanese history.

Kimono Details

  • This handmade vintage silk kimono is one-of-a-kind 
  • Type: Kurotomesode
  • Materials & Techniques: 100% silk with hand-painted intricate ancient Japanese scenery motif & embroidery, with silk lining
  • Period: Showa (1950s-80s)
  • Condition: AA – Some discoloration of the lighter colors in the design.
  • Code: 10129BK
  • Size: Length 62” (158cm), 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.


      Free Gift-Wrapping

      Your purchase will be gorgeously gift-wrapped in Japanese washi paper, all ready to make the perfect gift!

      What’s My Size?

      When buying a kimono or yukata, you don’t need to worry about finding your exact size. Women’s kimono usually come in just one size, which will probably be longer and wider than you need. They are adjusted to the right size by folding them at the waist. You can see how to do this in our How to Wear Kimono video tutorial (link in product description).

      Sleeves tend to be worn shorter than you may be used to – between the wrist and elbow.

      How to Check if a Kimono or Yukata will Fit?

      To check if a kimono or yukata will fit you, you just need to measure your height and around your hips (or waist if that is wider). Check the length and width of the kimono or yukata in the ‘Details’ section above.

      1. Check the Height

      To wear a kimono in the traditional way, you would normally choose a garment that seems too long for you. This means any kimono that is either longer than your height, the same as your height, or up to 10” (25cm) shorter than your height. The excess material is then folded over at the waist.

      If the kimono is around 12” (30cm) shorter than your height you can wear it without any fold. This is becoming a popular modern take on wearing kimono for young women and is also the way that men traditionally wear kimono.

      If the length of the kimono is over 12” (30cm) less than your height it will be too short to wear as a kimono, although you can still wear it as a robe! To see where the bottom of the garment would fall, measure the length of the kimono down from your shoulders.

      2. Check the Width

      A kimono with a width that is at least 16” (40cm) greater than your hip size will fit perfectly.

      A kimono with a width between 10-16” (25-40cm) greater than your hip size will fit. However, if you want to wear it in the traditional way, you may have to tie it quite tight around the waist to prevent your legs being visible as you walk.

      If the width of the kimono is not at least 10” (25cm) greater than your hip size, your legs may be visible as you walk. There’s nothing wrong with that of course, but it’s not the traditional way!

      Sleeves

      To see where the sleeves will fall on you, check the sleeve length in the product details. This length is measured from the spine at the base of the neck.

      Adjusting the Length

      Pull up your kimono until the bottom reaches the correct length, then tie it in place round your waist with a ribbon or a koshi himo (kimono tie). Fold the excess material down over the tie. For more details see our How to Wear Kimono video tutorial (link in product description).

      Adjusting the Width

      Wrap the front of the kimono around your body so that it is tight and comfortable. Tie in place with a ribbon or a koshi himo (kimono tie). Fold the excess material down over the tie. For more details see our How to Wear Kimono video tutorial (link in product description).

      We ship to every country in the world direct from Tokyo, Japan. But please see updates related to the coronavirus situation here.

      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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