Kikko & Kiku Small Tote Bag





This colorful catchy Tote is both fashionable and convenient. Great as an everyday bag, and large enough to take on weekend trips. The Interior pocket holds an iPhone Plus and more. Intricately embroidered with silk thread this tote is entirely handmade and finished with a comfortable black shoulder strap.


Made to Order

This particular design can be reproduced (1) more time. However, the bag will vary a bit from the photo shown above as the bags will be made from different parts of the same obi (sash).

If you are interested in the above design but it is out of stock or you would like to order a similar item for a friend or loved one ,please contact us and we can provide you with more information.



  • 100% Brocade Silk
  • Silk Thread
  • Polyester
  • Inside pocket × 2
  • Black Bag Strap drop 19 cm/ 7.4 in. 


Size : ・W 26cm /10.3 inches ・H 34cm / 13.3 inches・D 10cm/4 inches 

Color : Primary - Black, Secondary-Orange

Made from :Fukuro Obi & Polyester

Pattern details: Kikko(Tortoiseshell) & Kiku(Chrysanthemum)pattern, the hexagonal pattern was brought from the eastern Asia, through China to Japan. Since the pattern looks like a tortoiseshell, it’s believed to bring longevity.


Gift Wrapping

.A dustcover and instructional care card is included.



1.Please note that the colors vary slightly depending on your browser.

2.As vintage fabric has had a previous life and story, some fabric may show very slight signs of small flaws and/or damage. We do our best to source fabric that is in great condition, however, please be aware that sometimes you may see these small remnants of your bags previous incarnation. Be assured that we only offer bags that we are extremely proud of and would love to use ourselves.


Care Instructions

Bag : Obi fabric is traditionally not made to be washed.If you must clean, wipe the clutch gently with a fabric cleaner or blot gently using a towel dipped in soap and water.Consider treating your clutch with a fabric protector in order to protect it from water damage, stains & snags. 


Caution : Take extra care when wearing jewelry as embroidered threads can easily be caught and snagged.Store your bag in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Kikko & Kiku Small Tote Bag

SKU: STote-001
  • Gift Wrapping

    A beautiful black cardboard box measuring 32cm×25cm (12.6inches   9.8inches) or our signature wooden box measuring 31cm x 23cm x7cm (12 x 8.9 x 2.5 inches ) which has been embellished with traditional Japanese decorative ties can be purchased for an additional price.A dustcover and instructional care card will also be included.

    Expedited Shipping

    Please choose this option if you would like to have your parcel delivered at a faster rate.

    ■Shipping Courier : Japan Postal Service 

    ■Delivery Day : Asia 2-7 days, Oceania 3-6 days, North America 4-7 days, Middle East 5-9 days, Europe 2-6 days, South America 4-5 days, Africa 3-20 days

How to Care for your Kimono


If your kimono arrives and has a musty or mothball smell you can try doing the following:


1. Air it Out

Take your silk item outside and let the air get at it to remove the distinctive aroma of mothballs. You will want to avoid placing it in direct sunlight, however. Find a shady spot where you can hang up your item. You can also place it on a clean sheet or towel on the grass if you wish.


2. Pack it With Baking Soda

Baking soda will get rid of the smell of moth balls, but you will need to give it at least a few days to work. Place your piece of clothing in a plastic bag or a box. Pack it with enough baking soda to cover it completely. Leave it in place for several days before removing from the container. Sniff it to see whether it carries the tell-tale smell of moth balls. If you still smell the stale smell, put it back in the baking soda for a few more days. Over time, the baking soda will eventually absorb the smell, but you need to be patient.


3. Activate Charcoal Odor Absorber

Another way to get the smell of moth balls out of silk clothing is to buy some activated charcoal. You can find it at home improvement or pet stores. Place it in a shallow dish at various points around a room. Hang up your silk item and leave it for at least a few days. The charcoal will absorb odors from the room and get the smell out. This isn’t the best option if you want to wear the item right away but if you have some time before you plan to put it on, go ahead and let the charcoal do its work.


4. Vinegar and Water Soak

Follow the steps above but add one cup of white vinegar when washing.


If your silk kimono develops a stain or odor, it can be difficult to remove.You can (carefully) try to clean the cloth yourself, but be warned, many things can go wrong. The chance of getting a stain out of a vintage kimono without damaging it is very low. Due to silks delicate nature, very few products are safe to use on it ,  so we definitely recommend a good dry cleaner over hand-washing.However, if you must wash ,we can share with you the common practices we know.




1. Start off by filling a bucket or tub with water, you don’t want it to be warmer than 30 degrees Celsius because hot water can damage silk.

2. Add a small amount of detergent, preferably one specially designed for silk but a baby shampoo will work as well.


3. Put your kimono in the bucket and swirl it around for a few minutes, focus on the marked area and very gently try to remove the stain. Make sure that you don’t scrub it or leave it in the water too long as this can affect the silk and stitching. 


4. Pour out the water and add fresh cold water to rinse your kimono. Do not run silk under running water. The force of the water can damage delicate silks.


5. Be very careful when removing the kimono from the water as it will be much heavier when you take it out and lifting it in the wrong way (for example from the sleeves) can cause damage to the seams because they aren’t made to support that much-added weight.

6. To dry the kimono, carefully hang it on a bar so that the weight is very evenly distributed and let it drip dry, if you’re in a rush you can lay it down between 2 towels and try to get some of the moisture out faster.  Try to keep your robe out of direct sunlight as this can cause the silk to fade and absolutely don’t tumble dry!!


7. If you find that your kimono has lots of wrinkles, you can iron it on a super low setting but we suggest putting a thin cotton sheet between the iron and the silk as too much direct heat will make the silk shiny. Also iron on the reverse side, so that the outer silk doesn’t come in direct contact with the iron. We’ve steamed some of our kimono but do this with caution as steam irons can spit and this will leave instant watermarks all over your precious silk.


Storing your Kimono:


Place a sheet of acid-free paper in between the folds of your kimono as this minimizes the threat of mould and damp damage. Store in a dry, dark cupboard(away from sunlight and heat) with a few anti-moth traps or insect repellants.

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