Don't let the holiday shopping season slip by! While it may be too late to order a gift from Japan in time for Christmas, we have your back! Why not treat yourself or someone you love to a new yukata, or any number of other styles of authentic Japanese kimono we have in stock? Because our warehouse is located in the USA in the state of Ohio, we can ship and get orders out the door and to you in as little as 3 business days! All orders through our kimono store are sent via USP
Due to popular request, we have pulled a selection of Japanese books from our private research library. These books will be set out and available for browsing during our annual open house, which is tomorrow. Most of the books we will have pulled are related to and focused on the topic of Japanese kimono. Other topics included in the selection into books on Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese embroidery, Samurai, Geisha, and even a publication focused on the arts of Japan during t
This Black Friday not only are we offering 20% off everything site wide, but we are also hiding a handful of great items on our website that will be marked at a DEEP DISCOUNT. How do you get your hands onto these goodies that are up to 70% off? Find them! That is right, we are hiding them on the site, and you have to find the link to them. So while you are shopping our Black Friday sale keep your eyes peeled for any curious links, or odd images you can click.
Our Black Friday sale is our largest sale of the year! Everything site wide will be at LEAST 20% off. Additionally, we are going to hide some HIDDEN deals around on the site with limited supplies of select haori, kimono, and more as much as 50% off! To top it off, our Black Friday sale will go from Nov 22nd all the way through Nov 24th! Don't forget that most of our authentic Japanese kimono, haori, and more are one of a kind and once they sell out they are gone forever! What
We are wrapping up the final details of decorating for our once a year annual open house. This year we decided to up our game, and do something bold and original: a kimono Christmas tree. The project was fun, and inspired by some of the dress form trees we have seen elsewhere online such as pinterest. Decorating for our annual open house has been a lot of fun, and we are excited to welcome the guests to our home and warehouse this year for a rare shopping event. This is the o
We have an extensive private library of books dedicated mostly to Japanese kimono, but also a wealth of other topics including tea ceremony, geisha, samurai, and more. Over the years our collection has grown into a fairly impressive research library, which means we have often had books that overlap. What does that mean for you?
By popular demand, we have added a book selection to our online store! Many of the books for sale are from Japan, and were never published in the U
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
Happy Halloween! Although Halloween is mostly celebrated in America, there are scattered places in Japan that observe it too. One of our long time customers Devin decided to add their own Halloween spin to their kimono and created this wonderful Poison Ivy Kimono cordidation for Halloween. We simply love this look. The kimono came from us, and we are so happy to see the kimono given such a magnificent twist on a classic look. The Ivy kanzashi with bira bira, and the coordinat
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
We love unique koshimo, and have been waiting almost a year to give away a very special koshihimo! We have 1 dancing skeleton koshimo, and would love to give it away to one of our loyal customers! This brand new koshihimo is made from easy to care for cotton, and will be an ideal accessory to be added into any kimono kitsuke kit. So, how can you win this spooky koshihimo? Head over to our Facebook... Follow Our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OhioKimonoUSA/ Like and
We do not know about you, but Halloween is easily our favorite time of the year. That said there is a distinct lack of Halloween, or otherwise gothic, attire easily found within the wide world of Japanese kimono fashion. We are delighted to share with you that we have a limited run of new gothic, and spooky haneri! In stock are 4 distinct designs which will add a little pop of gothic or Halloween flair to any of your kimono coordinations.
Each of these haneri are made from
We are excited to return to Chicago, Illinois this weekend and are a part of the first ever Chicago Matsuri! This two day outdoor festival will celebrate Japanese culture through a variety of engagements such as food, performances, and of course SHOPPING! If you have never been to Chicago it is wonderful city to visit, and offers a great multicultural community. There is even a planned J-Fashion meetup at the festival!
Address: 1457 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60642 Adm
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
Autumn is here! Say good-bye to your fun loving summer yukata, and slip into something more traditional. This past week we have added a lovely selection of Japanese kimono for sale, as well as a grand selection of silk vintage haori, and even updated our supply of kitsuke dressing tools such as makura and datejime! The newest additions in our store are made from a wide variety of fabrics from silk, to polyester and feature traditional textile arts such as shibori. The holiday
As a part of our ongoing research into fashion trends and styles expressed with Japanese kimono over the decades, we have collected a large selection of vintage and antique books. These publications range in topics and style but ultimately all have a focus on the manner in which Japanese kimono was stylized. While the manner in which kimono has been worn has been pretty much the same for a lengthy period of time, there are notable trends in color preferences and even hair sty