Kimono #276132 Kimono Flea Market Ichiroya (Kurotomesode are typically the kind of kimono worn by married female relatives of the bride/groom (think mother of the bride/groom). Friends and unmarried women at a wedding wear irotomesode or homongi.)
Tomesode (留袖?) is a type of kimono. It is an expensive formal dress worn by married women. Kuro tomesode (black tomesode) worn at a wedding ceremony. Face blurred for privacy. (黑留袖) by Nesnad. Kuro-tomesode (black tomesode) are often worn for wedding ceremonies by married female relatives of the bride or groom. The eri, obijime and obiage are always white, and the obi matches the colourful pattern of the kimono to signify a happy occasion. It is believed that the black colour is to match the…
"Tomesode" with Lily This is highest class Kimono called “Tomesode”(留袖) for married women with emblems, called “Kuyo-boshi”(九曜星). “Kuyo”(九曜) represents 9 astronomical bodies deriving from Indian astronomy or astrology, that was considered to have influence on prosperity, harvest, and health. Family emblem of “Kuyo-boshi” is reflecting the wish for glory of the family tree.
Outer Robe (Uchikake) with Theme of Mount Hōrai Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: second half of the 18th century–first half of the 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin damask with stencil-dyed details Accession Number: 1970.296.1
Uchikake An incredibly heavy, sumptuous kimono, worn rather like a coat, by a bride. It is worn trailing on the ground and, when she walks, the hem is held up by the bridesmaids. It is worn over a kimono and the uchikake is not worn with an obi on it. If it is a Shinto wedding ceremony, the uchikake will be all white and called a shiromoku (meaning white and pure) and worn over an all white shirokakeshita kimono