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"Edo Parade" Vintage Tomesode

"Edo Parade" Vintage Tomesode

Three Figures

Regular price $149.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan
This listing is for a vintage, formal, Japanese kimono called a tomesode (sometimes called kurosode or "Mother of the Bride" kimono), which are typically reserved for very formal occasions, such as weddings or performances. There are always at least three - but usually five - family crests on the upper section (one at the neck, one on the back of each sleeve, and one on each side of the collar) and an elegant design that stretches across the entire hemline, with more of the image in the front, where it would be seen best.

This tomesode features a parade cart literally overflowing with flowers in a rainbow of colors. But look closely toward the hem of the kimono and you'll see several figures walking along side of the cart. They seem to be children, dressed in kimono and sporting hair styles that recall the Edo Period.

Such an elaborately designed and dyed work of wearable art - no wonder if was signed by the artist. The stamp appears on the inner right side panel and is the kanji for "tree" or "wood". Sorry, we cannot identify the artist from the signature.

The process used to design and dye this kimono is called yuzen - learn more about it with the video below.

The family crest is ivy.
Length: 62"
Width: 50"
Body/Hips: 45"
Condition: Excellent
Material: Silk


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