Kyo Kuromontsuki Zome is characterized by its deep and elegant high-quality black color. This technique has been designated as a traditional craft by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since 1979. It has a history of 1,000 years, dating back to the 10th century, and is a silk dyeing technique used to dye black Tomesode worn at celebratory events and mourning clothes worn at funerals black. It is mainly produced in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.