Traditional Kuro Tomesode in Murasaki Shikibu brocade

Stunning and rare traditional Japanese vintage Kuro Tomesode kimono featuring woven brocade of Lady Murasaki Shikibu

$49,84 VATexc.

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Traditional Kuro Tomesode in Murasaki Shikibu brocade. This black kimono features a woven brocade image of Lady Murasaki Shikibu, the famous author of the Japanese novel “The Tale of Genji.” She is surrounded by sakura flowers embroidered with golden thread. The edges of the kimono are padded to stay straight when worn. Although it is a vintage piece, the kimono is in excellent condition. A faint fold line is barely visible on the collar, a few small snags barely visible on the sleeves. Being a vintage/used piece, it may show some stains or defects. Rare

The Kuro Tomesode is a specific type of Japanese kimono. “Kuro” means “black” in Japanese, and “Tomesode” refers to a formal kimono primarily worn by married women on special occasions.

The Kuro Tomesode stands out with its predominantly black color and elegant design. It is often adorned with intricate patterns and delicate embroideries, typically located at the bottom of the kimono. The motifs used on the Kuro Tomesode can vary, but they are often symbolic and carry deep meaning. For example, floral, bird, or landscape motifs may represent wishes for happiness, prosperity, or conjugal love.

Tomesode is a type of Japanese traditional clothing and is the highest-ranked formal dress worn by married women. Within the hierarchy of kimonos, the tomesode is the most formal and equivalent to Western evening wear.

  • Kimono Kuro Tomesode vintage
  • The kimono is made of brocade and in very good condition, hand-stitched.
  • Dimensions around: A – 138cm / B – 163cm / C – 35cm / D – 50cm.
  • Black color.
  • The price indicated is for the kimono alone, without accessories.
  • Maintenance: Dry clean only.

It could be that from one screen to another the colors are different on some products.

Care tips

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Dry cleaning

Brocades, for example, are delicate and intricate fabrics that require special care when cleaning. It is recommended, if you can, to have them professionally dry cleaned to avoid damage to the fragile woven threads. This is the best way to clean these fabrics.

Shipping, Returns, and Taxes

Preparation time

We ship worldwide from Japan. If you cannot find your country in the list provided when you enter your delivery address, please contact us so that we can consider the best option together.

Your order will be prepared within 2 working days of receipt of your payment and delivered to the carrier you selected at the time of purchase. You will receive a shipping confirmation email to track your package. We offer several delivery options to suit your needs.


Complaint Policy

If you are not satisfied with your order, you may file a complaint within 7 days of receipt. To make a return request, contact us and provide the order number and the reason for the return.

Please note that shipping costs will not be refunded and that return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. The returned fabric must be in perfect condition and unaltered.


Taxes and Customs Fees

We would like to reiterate that all our products are shipped from Japan and are sold duty free for international shipments. Therefore, taxes and customs duties may be applied in the country of delivery, and these additional charges are the responsibility of the customer.

We cannot refund these charges, and it is the customer’s responsibility to check local laws and regulations before placing an order. For more information on taxes and duties, please consult your country’s customs website.

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