Pretty Rock Baby is a Japanese Fashion line that blends classic kimono fashion into modern new styles that touch on lolita and street fashion. Looking through this brands designs we feel so inspired to goth glam everything and step up our kitsuke game! From traditional inspired modern haori, to funky hakama style skirts this brand does a wonderful job blending old and new.
Their new autumn line was just announced, 'Autumn Waltz' and preorders are now being accepted. We real
Vogue Japan typically features mostly modern haute couture fashion that is heavily influenced by european design and fashion. Occasionally among the high quality glossy pages packed full of fashionable people you will find gems and tidbits that cleared are influenced by traditional Japanese culture: a hint of a silk kimono here, a pinch of Geisha culture there. However the October 2018 edition of Vogue Japan features beautiful photos that clearly pay tribute to older Japanese
Yukata are among the most popular kind of traditional Japanese kimono. These types of kimono are favored for being comfortable, easy to wear, and being casual attire that does not require many accessories to wear properly. As a result many people's kimono collection starts with a yukata, and from there grow to include more formal types of kimono including Furisode, and Houmongi. As people's collections grow many want a fresh look on their old favorite yukata. By changing up t
Once more we were so excited to take part in Matsuricon 2018! We have been a part of this show for several years, and greatly enjoy how well run and polite the staff and attendees alike are. Located in Columbus, Ohio this annual anime convention includes everything from Japanese pop culture to more traditional themes including panels dedicated to wearing Japanese kimono traditionally and even lectures about Geisha.
It was a delight to reconnect with so many of our long tim
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
If you are going to be one of the tens of thousands of people attending Gencon this weekend in Indianapolis Indiana, you may consider stopping by our 'Kimono 101' panel. Gencon is the largest gaming convention in the world, and offers a diverse selection of panels and programming focused on related topics. You can attend workshops dedicated to launching your own RPG publishing company, to cosplay themed workshops such as our Japanese kimono panel.
When: Saturday from 5pm to
Advertisements for kimono in Japan can be quiet the production, so much so that there are entire ' magazines' dedicated to various products. These publications are typically a high quality publication with rich color photos printed on high quality paper. Typically these publications feature higher end goods such as furisode. 'Furisode Mode' is one such high quality print publication. We recently acquired one of the more recent publications and fell in love with the styles exp
HELP! We have many great casual Japanese kimono that are in need of a new home. We are having a 'Notice Me Senpai' Sale in which you can save 20% on over 100 selection kimono. Everything features in this sale is in ready to wear condition, and would make a lovely addition to any wafuku collection. The sale begins NOW and ends July 26th, 2018! Check Out Coupon Code: NoticeMe20 Shop Now: https://www.ohiokimono.com/kimonosale20 #NoticeMeSenpai #KimonoSale #Kimonoclearance #ohiok
This weekend we are excited to vendor at two great events! We will be at Midwest Media Expo in Toledo, Ohio and also at Motor City Steam Con in Novi, Michigan. We will have a selection of yukata, haori, obi, kanzashi, and more for sale at both events. Admission to the vendors room at Motor City Steam Con is FREE! Motor City Steam Con is a renown Steampunk Convention, this years theme is heroes and villains. To learn more about this steampunk convention you can visit their sit
Many people struggle to think of an occasion in which that can wear a Japanese kimono in the state of Indiana outside of Anime Conventions, or going out to eat sushi. When most people think of Indiana, they think of the classic American midwest. More specifically people think of farm country. It is difficult to imagine that this state offers much in the way of Japanese culture, and yet Indiana has a wonderful selection of places to wear a Japanese kimono to. With that said, h
We love tabi socks! Over time we have released a series of tabi socks that are our own custom designs. Tabi socks are a fun element to help up your kitsuke game, and are an under rated accent for Japanese kimono. Our first two sock designs focused on playful designs featuring foxes, and the japanese rabbit in the moon. Our newest design is certain to make a statement. We have partnered with the amazing artist Feeby over at Neko Creations to create our newest design for tabi s
It is increasingly popular to head canon cross your favorite fandoms with each other. You know stuff like Rick and Morty meets My Little Ponies, Harry Potter and the Legend Of Sleepyhallow, Disney Princesses in various Star Wars roles, and so on. Recently we stumbled onto a mash up that we had to share! Japanese Artist Hikaru Yagi has produced a beautiful art series in which they took characters from the Game Of Thrones series and dressed them in traditional Japanese kimono.
This Friday night in Grand Rapids Michigan there will be a very limited and exclusive engagement, a real sumo tournament! Talk about a great event to wear your Japanese kimono to! This special 1 night only event includes limited seating to give everyone a great view. VIP seats also include a meet and greet with the wrestlers, watching practice, and then sake and sushi tasting.
Only a few seats are left - get them before you miss out on this rare chance! Buy tickets online
"Wingardium Leviosa" - Show your Harry Potter Household Pride with our lovely haneri made from Harry Potter household crest fabrics. Haneri are a great way to sneak some of your favorite geek and pop culture into your kitsuke kimono coordination without being over the top. Don't worry House Gryffindor members, we will add you soon as well. For those of you curious, the owner of Ohio Kimono is House Slytherin with Ravenclaw leanings. Disclaimer: This is not a licensed Warner