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"Three Actors" Vintage Tomesode

"Three Actors" Vintage Tomesode


Regular price $129.00
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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 three costumed Kabuki actors, likely from a play favored by the original owner. The wild mane of red hair is usually associated with Renjishi, but in this case all three actors have long red hair. Perhaps it is Renjishi in three different costumes...

The design was made using the yuzen technique of stencil and brush dye work - click the video below to learn more about this amazing process.

The family crest is paulownia.

Length: 64"
Width: 52"
Body/Hips: 46"
Made In (Estimated): 1960s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Yuzen, Stencil, Katagami, Katazome, Brush Painted
Colors: Black, Multi
Motifs: Figures, Actors, Noh Theater, Kabuki


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