During our recent trip to Portland, Oregon for Kumoricon we could not pass up the chance to visit the renown Japanese Gardens in Portland. In our previous blog post we showed off how marvelous autumn was in the garden, and the dazzling display of colors that was on display. Much to our delight, the timing of our trip to the Portland Japanese Garden also coincided with a very special and limited exhibit about Noh. Noh is an ancient form of theater in Japan that is known by man
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.
For years we have struggled with finding really kawaii netsuke, and obidome that was the ideal addition to our kimono kitsuke. Over the years we had seen really novel looking resin charms, but we could never find a steady or affordable supplier for these charms. After years of searching, it was time to roll up our selves and start making the charms ourselves. The 'Gold Raven' is our side company that specializes in custom resin charms and jewelry for kimono and western fashio
We are at Matsuricon this weekend and are having a great time! This weekend has been wonderful and allowed for us to reconnect with so many of our great customers! Check out the photos below that feature some great cosplay and also epic kimono kitsuke by our customers. We were also interviewed by Anime On Location! #kimonorobes #buykimono #ohioanimeconvention #animeconvention #matsuricon #antiqueobi #antiquekimono #authentickimonoforsale #buyakimono #buyhaori #buyjuban #buyja
We are excited to announce that our online store has a selection of ready to wear han eri for sale. Han eri are decorative fabric that is attached to the collar of a juban, and is visible when worn under a Japanese kimono. These kinds of addons are generally feminine in expression, though there are male ones as well. Why not take a moment to check out our online kimono store, t has expanded significantly and now has over 900 listings! #hanericollar #kimonocollar #hanericollar