Kimono ishô dansu 着物衣装箪笥

This item is currently reserved by one of our clients. Please fill out the enquiry form for more information

Price:  1.700,00

Charming and completely restored large wooden kimono ishô dansu 着物衣装箪笥 (cabinet of drawers for kimono) in three sections. Fully restored, cleaned and waxed.

The fronts and exterior are made of indigenous kiri (paulownia) wood. The entire outside is varnished in a warm brown hue.

The upper part has a pair of sliding doors, and three small drawers. The sliding doors are fitted with decorative oval copper metal thumb grips. They open to an open space with a stylized shelf on the left side.

The middle and lower section with two large smooth running drawers. They are fitted with small circular lock plates with an open work floral design, flanked by refined ‘kushigata’-shaped bail handles.

The sides with a retractable pole-carrying handles. These were/are for easy transport and “locking” the a section to the lower part.

The kimono cabinet is in a very good completely resorted condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference. No keys included.

Height 148.6 cm, Width 93.8 cm, Depth 42.2 cm.
Taishō period (1912-1926)
This tansu is a traditional Japanese storage cabinetry specially designed to store kimono.It has the typical Japan’s minimalist aesthetics, and fits perfect in our now more modern households. As the drawers are very deep and have a lot of volume, it is perfect for easy storage.

Paulownia was the desired wood for the construction of tansu such as these to safely store kimono during the changing Japanese seasons. The characteristic of this wood allowed for its expansion during humid summer months to seal the drawers and keep the silk kimono dry while during dry winter months, the wood contracted to allow the kimono to circulate air to breath.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : 211719


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Looking for something else?