tomesode is a formal Japanese kimono. A married woman would normally wear
a tomesode to a Japanese wedding
of a close relative. It would not be worn to a friend's wedding or any other
ceremonies. The houmongi is used for these occasions.
of two sisters. On the left wearing a tomesode kimono at her sister's wedding
(right) wearing a Uchikake - the wedding kimono.
The black background of the tomesode
is clearly designed to contrast with the white of the
uchikake. The colorful
obi and lower half of the tomesode shows that it is being worn on a happy
next kimono is the Mofuku