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Tsukesage Komon

Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation
Romaji Tsukesage-Komon
Kanji 付け下げ小紋
Kana つけさげこもん
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(n) fine pattern

Tsukesage komon refers to komon with patterns right side up all over. For this to occur, the bolt has to be dyed specifically. In normal komon every other panel features the pattern upside down, or has patterns facing both ways in the bolt.


  • Repeating pattern with a clearly discernible top and bottom
  • All patterns are the right side up
  • To distinguish from tsukesage: patterns are not placed in careful balance at the hem, shoulders, and sleeves but rather are repeated all over the kimono.

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Formality & TPO

The chart below is determined for regular komon. Tsukesage komon are "nicer" and a touch more formal than normal komon, and better appropriate for public appearances.

TPO - Within Japan

Occasion Acceptable
Hotel Wedding Reception Maybe
Restaurant Wedding Reception Yes
Formal Party Maybe
Casual Party Yes
Dinner Yes
Lunch Yes
Tea Gathering Maybe
Graduation Ceremony Yes
Practice Yes
Theatre, Concert Yes
Exhibition Yes
Travel Yes
Yes - Acceptable to wear.
OK - OK to wear if no suitable alternatives.
No - Unacceptable to wear.

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