This is a superb kurotomesode
set from Taisho period(1912-1925) or early Showa period(Showa:1926-1989).
It has festival motif 'ryozuma' ( mirror image design, which is the feature of kimono from pre WWII) pattern, which is dyed with yuzen
Both have similar design, but it is little bit different - figures and cart design are different.
Please enjoy its wonderful details with more photos. yuzen
dyeing work is fabulous and fine embroidery is added at places.
This piece seemed to be used as kurotomesode, but we think it could be geiko's susohiki. Because length under lapel end ('tsumasaki') is comparatively long, and it might be worn when two geiko danced at a time.
If this set was kurotomesode, we can't imagine why very similar but little bit different picture were dyed in two kurotomesode. People need ONE piece, or if they need more, they must prefer completely different design ones.
So we are thinking this piece had to be geiko's susohiki, but please judge by yourself.
One piece has comparatively many stains. Another piece also has some stains, but it is more beautiful.
Black color is very slightly discolored and there are some flaws as photos show, but as a whole they are in very good condition.
For Mr. Connoisseur!