This is a vintage Hon Fukuro obi
by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the most leading textile companies in Japan.
It has a divine design if omodaka and kingfisher with water streamsm which is woven colorfully on black base color. by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the most leading textile companies in Japan.
Textile is slightly sheer silk, and it may be suitable for hitoe(unlined) to summer usage.
There is another 'otaiko'(square bow) pattern in between 'otaiko' and 'taresaki'(end of wide part) which will be seen inside of 'otaiko' when you tie it. It is so called "Ura-Taiko" (wrong side taiko). It makes this obi very luxurious which can be seen just a little bit. It is the obi which is outstanding from regular 'otaiko' pattern obi.
It says Tastumura on inside of Tare end.
Length is 400cm(13'2"), slightly short.
Both ends are closed, but there is no lining inside.
*Background color may seem uneven on photos, but it is actually one tone of color as seen in HTML code*
There are some stains(third photo below the drawing image) above Otaiko pattern, but they will not show when tied.
Patinas on the patter are small and unnoticeable.
Snag on Maegara is rather large and maybe noticed.
It also is discolored throughout (seventh photo below the drawing image) and and rather noticeable folding lines.
Please see photos for details.
Due to its old age, it has some flaws, but it is a very rare and valuable piece to own.
The first generation Heizo Tatsumura is known for an authority of reconstruction of ancient fragment, and he raised his work created by the collection of the skill of the texture to the level of the art textile.
There are three weaving factories, 'Tatsumura Art Textile', 'Tatsumura Textile', and 'Koho Tatsumura', inherited from the first Heizo.
They continue to research for the ancient fragment and inherited the tradition of weaving art creation based on it.
They have been producing original arts which are universally recognized.