Mythical Creatures Lion Dogs Tomesode - Kuro Black Kimono Gold Komainu Temple Sacred Shinto Shrines


This is an interesting tomesode, as it features two mythical creatures common in Shinto shrines and many Buddhist temples throughout Japan, and much of Asia - lion dogs, as they're known in English. ("Komainu" in Japanese. "Koma" effectively means "from Korea," and "inu" means "dog.")

Width: 125cm
Length: 171cm
Sleeves (top to bottom): 48cm
Armpit to Armpit (back): 61cm
Chest (along the back fold): 115cm

1990s or earlier

Fabric Quality:
I can't tell exactly what kind of fabric this is. I think it's most likely polyester, but it has many qualities of silk as well.
A - Some signs of age and use may be seen. (Outside)
See photos for condition/quality of the lining.

Dry Clean Only!

In stock in Japan

Shipping: Products in Japan ship within 1 business day, USA in 1-3. All orders include tracking.

Due to COVID-19 shipping difficulties, shipping times can't be guaranteed. Please keep an eye on your tracking information.

Products in Japan:

Due to shipping difficulties with Japan Post, we are shipping all products through Yamato Transport.
Global delivery estimated within 2-4 weeks.
1-3 Kimonos = $26 ($30 for Europe), 2-5 = $47 ($52), etc. Click here for shipping details. Click here for details on Europe import duties and taxes.

Products in USA:

Ships within USA and its territories only. No international shipping. Free shipping, with expedited options available.
USPS First Class: 3-5 Business Days
Priority Mail: 1-3 Business Days
Express: 1 Business Day
Cargo Ship Products have expected ship date listed on each item.

Quality Rank:
S = Near Mint Condition, No signs of aging, staining, or wear.
A = A very small amount of staining or aging can be seen.
B = Signs of use and a couple small stains or many tiny stains (such as dots from aging).
C = Stains are easy to spot, and may be large in size or contrast with the fabric.
D = A couple holes or large stains may be in the fabric. Significant signs of aging and use may also be seen.
E = Salvage only. Best used for wall decoration, informal events, or upcycling.


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