This year we saw a marvelous selection of beautiful haori pass through our store. The majority of our favorite haori were vintage, with a handful of antiques. Haori proved to be really popular this year as beach attire, and the majority of them sold to people in coastal areas such as Miami Florida, and Galveston Texas. Haori continue to be fashionable additions to wardrobes, and make for signature jackets that are idea for wearing in cooler weather. Spring and autumn are the
The New Year is almost here, during this time there is a lot of self reflection to be done. We like to look back through the year and reflect on the beauty and good of the world. One of our favorite things to do is create a list of our top favorite Japanese kimono we sold. As many of you understand most authentic kimono are one of a kind, and are vintage or antique. The traditional techniques used to decorate some of our favorite traditional kimono include meisen, and yuzen.
Join us on Dec 8th for our once a year annual Holiday Open House! From 11am to 6pm the public is welcome to stop by our base of operations and go shopping for kimono in person. There are walls with racks upon racks of thousands of authentic Japanese kimono, haori, hakama, obi, geta, tabi socks, and more! Normally admission into our kimono warehouse is by appointment only and is generally intended for larger purchase needs such as for wedding parties needing fitting. This is y
A common problem with vintage and antique clothing are stains. Stains present a wide variety of problems, and are difficult to treat. Effective stain treatment on textiles requires knowing the kind of fabric you are working with, the source of the stain, and speed. As with many vintage and antique authentic kimono we have none of those factors in our favor. Most Japanese kimono do not have tags that identify the materials they are made from, the stains present we most often k
Storing and travelling with your authentic kimono, and kitsuke dressing tools can be problematic. The desire to better organize our personal collections is natural, and for many of us we want more than just plastic containers, and luggage bags. We have teamed up with Sapien Ace Fabrications to offer a fine selection of travel bags that are ideal for not only makeup and cosmetics, but also for storing your kitsuke kits in.
Each bag is made in the USA by the American artist k
In our private collection are a wide variety of publications dedicated to traditional Japanese kimono, textiles, and history. These publications serve as a point of reference for much of our research and kitsuke. More so, the older publications really help us note trends and styles in by gone eras, which helps us better date many vintage Japanese kimono which otherwise have no information attached to them. Looking through these books we can see variations in the styles among
We are working hard and are adding 20 or more Japanese kimono, obi, and haori a week. Almost everything in stock is in good and ready to wear condition. Here is a sneak peek of some of the Japanese kimono added to our online kimono store. #kimono #japanesekimono #kimonoforsale #kimonostore #authentickimono #realkimono
Join Ohio Kimono this weekend for a casual holiday open house! The holidays are a busy time, we would love to slow down and spend some time with our custoemrs and friends. You can pick up your pre-paid orders, or look at kimono in person that you saw in our online kimono store, and more. We will have the limited edition Halloween Pepsi for sale for only $5 all day! *Date: Dec 16th 11am to 5pm. **Address: 6647 Garden Rd, Maumee Ohio *Parking on the side of our condo. There wil
This holiday season we are happily helping many of our customers celebrate the holiday season! Our site has been rather busy as people shop for some of the most unique gifts anyone can buy this year. We have even shipped out a few Secret Santa orders!
Most popular this year has been our Japanese kimono, and obi by far. All the same we do have lower cost items for sale such as tabi socks, and the Halloween Pepsi for sale which have equally been as popular this year.
This holiday season many people are struggling to find the perfect gift for the kimono addict in their life. For many people the prospect of buying a Japanese kimono for someone else is a little overwhelming and they do not know where to begin, or they are on a tighter budget and are looking for affordable stocking stuffers.
Don't sweat buying gifts for the kimono addict in your life, we are here to help! Since 2009 we have been educating about Japanese kimono, and have help
We are working hard on adding even more of our stock to the website this week! Why? Because this Black Friday we are having a massive 20% off EVERYTHING sale on our website! If you love kimono as much as we do, you might want to scout out various kimono and goodies listed in our online store in advance so that you can be the first to buy many of our one of a kind kimono, haori, and obi!
Our sale starts at midnight, you will want to act fast to snatch up what ever lovely gem
We recently received a really cool email and several photos from a customer of ours, and we wanted to share it with you all. "Good Morning, Ohio Kimono! Thank you so much for the wonderful garments and accessories you sent to me recently. I made a kimono for a runway show, and the orange juban, the navy geta and the white tabi socks set it off perfectly. My kimono was designed for a show that featured garments made with recycled materials. I made mine with my old paint pants,
Every once in a while you see a Japanese kimono coordination and just are left in awe. Today one of our customers shared this amazing photo set of one of their kimono coordination that really pushes the limits of what we think of when we think of kitsuke and Japanese kimono. The inspiration is a 'spider queen' and the results are simply amazing and perfect for this time of year. The makeup, kitsuke, photos were all done by Devin Dondero. #spiderqueenkitsuke #kitsuke #japanese
At 4pm today (Oct 16th) we are doing a live unboxing and taste test of the new exclusive Japanese Halloween Pepsi. You can enter for a chance to win 1 for free just by following us on facebook and sharing our contest post here: https://www.facebook.com/OhioKimonoUSA/posts/1509936429050362
The live stream unboxing and contest winner announcement will be hosted on our Facebook business page at: https://www.facebook.com/OhioKimonoUSA/
Good luck! We will have a limited number