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
Holy cheese and crackers folks, we have a -lot- of obi in stock at the moment, 251 obi to be exacty. The majority of these obi are intended to be worn in a feminine style. These lovely ladies are all looking for a new home to love them be it that they are worn with kimono as a part of kitsuke, a wall scroll for interior design, or whatever it is you can envision. Almost all of our obi are in ready to wear condition.
ALL obi are 15% off for 1 week only in our store! You also
Japanese kimono are rich in symbolism and almost every decoration on them has a meaning. The Asanoha design is a prevalent and common theme found in various Japanese arts. Over the years we have sold kimono, obi, haori, juban, tabi socks, obi makura, and more with the Asanoha design on them. This design looks like the 6 point star or geometric flower.
What does this design represent? The Asanoha design is the Japanese hemp leaf design. The pattern is generally geometric. T
Many women who grew up in the 80's and 90's are familiar with the brand known as Lisa Frank. Known for their excessively bright colors and kawaii themes the Lisa Frank line of stationery was over the top cute. I will be the first to admit that I owned a lot of it, and found any excuse possible to plaster their stickers all over anything.
Today a friend brought to my attention this kimono, which can only be described as Lisa Frank inspired. Talk about an intense design on a
We recently got in a section of stunning Taisho era michiyuki. These silk coats pre-date ww2 in most cases, and are almost all hand sewn. Taisho era wafuku is especially prized for the quality of the fabric, and the longer sleeve lengths. Imagine our surprise, when we checked one of the pockets of a coat only to discover money! Over the years we have checked the pockets of many michiyuki and continue to be surprised at the discoveries we make.
Inside this coat was a 50 sen