In the past few weeks, a number of our customers have shared with us great photos! Perhaps it's just the arrival of spring, but the kimono bug has bitten many of our customers and we are loving the kimono photos being shared with us by our customers. We make it a point to share photos of our customers on the Ohio Kimono Facebook page and Ohio Kimono Instagram account, and we think it is long overdue to do a blog post featuring the recent photos sent our way.
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It's time for our favorite challenge of the year! KimoNovember is a global challenge in which participants dress in kimono daily! Anyone can take part in KimoNovember - all you need to do is put on your kimono or haori and toss yourself out onto social media somewhere with the hastag #KimoNovember So far this month we have had a nice number of our kimono customers take part in this, and the delightful display of their kimono style is ever-evolving. So pull out your favorite k
Dec 7th is our 3rd annual Ohio Kimono holiday open house! We invite you all to join us for a 1 day shopping event where we open our home and warehouse to all guests for a unique shopping event! Last year we had customers from as far as California and Missouri visit! Our kimono warehouse features floor to ceiling, wall to wall racks full of thousands of Japanese kimono, obi, haori, and more! Many of the items in stock in our warehouse are NOT yet online, nor have they been to
Ohio Kimono is excited to return to Youmacon for yet another exciting year of anime, cosplay, manage, special guests, panels, and more! This year is the 15th anniversary of Youmacon and we can't be happier to be a part of the celebration. Youmacon is located in Detroit, Michigan and begins Oct 31st!
Youmacon Official Site: https://www.youmacon.com/
We will have with us a wonderful selection of Japanese kimono starting at $30, haori and michiyuki starting at only $20, obi
We are excited to return to Matsuricon in Columbus, Ohio! Ohio is home to many wonderful conventions, and Matsuricon is most certainly one of the best shows around. Our spot in the vendor room is a corner booth toward the front, so we will be easy to locate and shop with. Due to our previous two events much of our stock has fully turned over, and we will have a great new selection of authentic Japanese kimono, haori, obi, tabi socks, and more for all genders and ages. Matusur
We were recently approached by the internationally known Tokyo Weekender for an interview regarding our role as a global kimono influencer. Tokyo Weekender is a Japanese publication that focuses mostly on life in Tokyo Japan, however as a modern metropolitan city Tokyo has an eye on the global community and regard the international traditional kimono wearing community with interest. As a small family business we continue to be humbled by such generous publicity, and are grate
This weekend we are excited to be a vendor at the Cleveland Asian Night Market! This one night event is packed full of live entertainment, amazing food, and even better shopping! Better yet, the wear for this one night event is PERFECT! To better top off a great event, we are also having a SALE! For one night only at his festival ALL our Japanese kimono and haori at the show are $40 including kimono such as $60+ silk iromuji!
Our outdoor festival tent has a PURPLE roof, and
You are invited to join us as we celebrate 10 year of Ohio Kimono! Ohio Kimono was started in April 2009, and we consider ourselves blessed to have so many supportive, and wonderful loyal customers. So we wanted to celebrate our company turning 10 years old WITH YOU! We are taking over the Schedel Japanese Gardens in Elmore Ohio for a exclusive and highly limited exhibit of furisode, which are the long sleeve kimono. Light finger foods with drink, and live entertainment will
Starting March 5th, 2019 there will be a shipping delay in effect for our online store due to our travel schedule. For two weeks we will be in Portland, Oregon for Cherry Blossom Day at the Oregon State Capital building. During this time we will not have access to the stock at our Ohio warehouse and as a result we can not ship orders. The online store will be open during this time, however we will be unable to process orders until our return. Furthermore we are attending Anim
This month we are attending Zipcon 2019, in Akron Ohio. This epic one day anime convention is budget friendly, and offers a great chance to get out and enjoy some cosplay to fight back that cabin fever. Admission is only $5, and parking is free so this is a great chance to come shop with us! We will ahve a full selection of Japanese kimono, haori, obi, and more in stock with us.
You can learn more about this great one day event: https://zipcon.weebly.com/ #zipcon #zipcon201
Ohio Kimono is excited to return to Ohayocon 2019 with our LARGEST booth EVER! Since 2009 we have been dedicated to educating and sharing our passion for traditional Japanese kimono and culture with others. Kimono prices start at only $20, and most are under $70! Our online store: https://www.OhioKimono.com We offer: accurate sizing, honest feedback, culturally respectful traditional dressings, an extensive knowledge about kimono, and a full range of kimono dressing accessori
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
Thank you so much for a successful Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! The out pouring of support for our small family business was overwhelming! In secret we set a hidden goal, that if we sold enough product that we would take a large % of the profits and give back to the community. Thanks to all the interest in our sale we met that goal! With the money we purchased over 50 children's backpacks and are donating them ALL to local inner city schools for children to have
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
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