A vintage Japanese 2 section Kamo Kimono Tansu chest made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia). All original hardware with maker's name engraved into the main lock plate. Upper section features two large hinged doors behind which are 8 kimono trays for storing textiles. The lower section has 3 drawers for additional spacious storage. Below the bottom drawer lies a false floor cover that hides a secret compartment where important papers and valuables were kept.
The Kamo Tansu originates from Niigata prefecture in Japan. The maker used Kiri wood derived from Aizu, Japan, which is well known throughout Japan for its high quality and density due to the cold winters forcing the trees to grow slow and steady.
The large size makes it an impressive clothes chest or linen cabinet.
Age: 1970's,br> Dimensions: 43" Wide by 68 3/8" High by 18" Deep