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
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
Recently we have been exploring Japanese advertisement for traditional kimono. In our private collection is a great variety of reference publications, many of which are from decades ago and make a get reference point for understanding trends in the various designs and styles expressed with kimono over the years. Previously we explored the Japanese publication 'The Magazine For Kimono #83' which was from the year 1973. With 279 pages total in this magazine we wanted to share e
It was so good to be back at Ginza Festival at the Midwest Buddhist Temple in Chicago, Illinois. This year marked the 63rd such festival. All throughout the city various Japanese-American communities were celebrating Obon season. For the past several years we have sold at the Ginza Festival, and have loved every season we take part in. This weekend long festival features a great sampling of Japanese food, culture, arts, and more. While there are several kimono dealers who ta
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
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
This past weekend we were excited to be a part of the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly, Michigan. We were honored to be their first ever kimono dealer at the festival, and had an amazing time. The Ren Fest is a really fun event, and we loved being a part of it. Our entire weekend was one long party, and the community is made up of some mega history nerds and fun people. Our kimono had a great reception. A number of persons stopped by and purchased kimono with us, many o
We are excited to be an official vendor of the Michigan Renaissance Festival this weekend! This particular Festival is located in Holly, Michigan and is one of the larger RenFests in the nation. We are a part of a theme weekend 'Wonders Of The World' have have the pleasure and honor of being their first ever kimono dealer at the Festival! We plan on having a large selection of Japanese kimono with us for sale, kimono that are suitable for all genders and ages. In addition to
We were pretty busy today and added to our website over 20 new listings of obi. These obi range from formal fukuro obi, to more casual nagoya obi. Almost all of these obi are intended to be worn in a feminine style, and are in fantastic ready to wear condition. These kinds of obi pair great with more formal Japanese kimono such as furisode, kurotomesode, and more. To discover our growing selection of obi for sale online visit our Nagoya Obi, and Fukuro Obi pages.