Here at Ohio Kimono we have a great love and appreciation for many aspects of Japanese culture that far extends to beyond Japanese kimono. One of our favorite past time hobbies during our travels is to tour Japanese gardens all over the USA. Japanese gardens in the USA offer a special cultural bubble, bringing a slice of traditional Japanese life here to America. These gardens are great for wearing your own Japanese kimono to. That said, in these gardens we have fallen in lov
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
You don't need to wait in line for hours at some big department store to get some great gifts, or even a little something for yourself this Black Friday! Ohio Kimono is having a Black Friday sale with 20% off your total purchase! This sale is 1 day only and begins at midnight, and ends at the following midnight.
Need to buy a gift for a kimono addict in your life? Don't know what to get them? We always recommend as great gifts for all kimono addicts tabi socks, haori, and e
Japanese gardens are especially known for the colorful display that put on during autumn. From the golden ginko leaves, to the fiery red maple leaves the selection of autumn tones is certain to delight anyone. During our recently trip to the West Coast to sell at Kumoricon, we made a side trip to visit the Portland Japanese Gardens. Our timing was perfect, and we arrived to enjoy peak autumn colors, and also an outstanding exhibit dedicated to noh theater, specifically the m
Our website has been busy, and buzzing with activity. The behind the scenes of our company is equally busy, as we attend to our customers individual needs and every order. With so much activity it is easy to miss how much work there still is left to do. Today we took a quick stock and tally of the kimono inventory waiting to be added to our online kimono store.
Guess how many Japanese kimono are waiting to be added to our online kimono store? Over 600 kimono! We have 40+ ob
We have some really exciting new to share! We have finished securing a new warehouse on the west coast! That is right! We have a new expanded base of operations in Portland, OR! Our aim with our new west coast warehouse is to serve Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco! The stock at our new warehouse on the west coast will be 100% different from the online store, and our east coast warehouse.
We are so excited to share this expansion with you, and can't wait to hit the west
We recently added a new katsura wig to our online kimono store! This wig is interesting, as most people are use to seeing only the bridal ones. This katsura wig is in the style of Yuiwata, which is most commonly today worn by maiko. This style was also popular among trendy young women in the Edo period. Maiko are apprentice Geisha. This authentic katsura wig is made from real human hair, and has a metal frame on the inside of it to support the wig.
To learn more about this
Guess what I just ordered 100+ bottles of?! THE NEW LIMITED EDITION PINK HALLOWEEN PEPSI! This drink is limited to Japan, and is out for only a short time. If you recall the Sakura Pepsi was really popular. We are going to have these in stock, and will be happy to offer them!
For those of you who were customers of our at the time of Sakura Pepsi, you will recall they were really popular to sell. We consistently sold out of them at any event we bought them to. We will be se
The hakata design is fairly wide spread, and found commonly on obi and date jime worn by any gender as casual attire. The hakata design is made up of Buddhist tools, and the colors used commonly are focused around the 5 virtues. The most common color combination is black and white. This design is multi-seasonal, and can be worn by any gender. Color Meaning Purple - Righteousness Green - Benevolence Red (also pink) - Propriety Yellow - Trust Blue - Wisdom Here are a few examp
As our online kimono store has grown and we take on more shows to sell at, we are struggling to find a rhythm for shipping our online kimono orders. When our online kimono store was much smaller, many purchases shipped same day from our warehouse. However our business has since grown to a point that we can no longer operate in this manner. All too often we were unable to ship on a Monday, Saturday, or Friday due to being at shows. For us shipping was increasingly becoming ch
It has been a very busy week for us here! A large selection of inventory just arrived from Japan, and we are trying our best to work our way through all the lovely new kimono and obi. Included in the shipments were some really lovely antique nagoya obi, and stunning silk furisode kimono. As of today we have added many of these items for sale in our online kimono store. That being said, we still have hundreds more kimono to add to the site!
Here is a sneak peek of the new k