A great many beautiful cranes in colors such as slate blue, off white, green, and red color tones are seen in flight along the bottom hem of this kurotomesode.  In the distance, past the cranes, is an abstract pattern that might be compared to a rising mist or clouds which also includes in them various designs such as a wave pattern. There is some metallic gold colored embroidery outlining some of this kimonos design, giving it a bit of pop in light.


Tomesode are highly formal types of kimono worn by women, of which the black versions are the most formal. The black tomesode known as the kurotomesode is worn exclusively by married women to very formal occasions such as a formal wedding in which they are an important guest.  The design of these kimono is always placed along the bottom hem of the kimono and typically features traditional symbolism associates with various seasons, long and happy marriages, and even wisdom and longevity. 


  • KuroTomesode Condition: B, some faint discolorations in the black in the form of fading, and some wear at the collar where it is worn folded in half against the skin. This kimono would benefit from being ironed. The interior lining of this kimono has aged, and has a signature yellowing typical of older silk.
  • Wrist To Wrist: 49 in - 124.46 cm
  • Back Width: 23.5 in - 59.69 cm
  • Length: 59 in - 149.86 cm
  • Collar: Full (is worn folded in half with an erishin)
  • Mons: 5
  • Liner: Full


Japanese kimono and their accessories have their own formalities and should be coordinated accordingly. Kimono have their own formalities, as do obi. Fukuro and maru obi are the more formal obi types that women wear.

Black KuroTomesode

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