We have an extensive private library of books dedicated mostly to Japanese kimono, but also a wealth of other topics including tea ceremony, geisha, samurai, and more. Over the years our collection has grown into a fairly impressive research library, which means we have often had books that overlap. What does that mean for you?
By popular demand, we have added a book selection to our online store! Many of the books for sale are from Japan, and were never published in the U
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
Over the years we have noticed that the majority of books dedicated to Japanese kimono and the art of kitsuke tend to be focused on feminine attire. With the countless ways in which one can tie an obi, is it any wonder that there are books full of hundreds of styles and methods to tie them? All the same men's attire is deceptively simple looking and we have been on the hunt for a book that would help enlighten us to some of the finer details of kitsuke for masculine styles.
Are you attending Ohayocon 2018? Why not stop by our vendor booth and our kimono panel?
Panel: Kimono 101 - How To Wear
When: 9:30 pm on Friday
Where: Panel Room 12
This panel is intended to be a beginners level introduction to traditional Japanese kimono. The core foundation and concepts as to how kimono are worn traditionally will be talked about and demonstrated in this panel. We will address matters such as how to tell the gender of a kimono, and how sizes for Japa
There is a very interesting and thriving kimono community on Instagram. As one would image it is largely based in Japan, and is rich in photos. From time to time we discover a Instagram account with some amazing kitsuke! In particular the Instagram account for Yukari is full of obi that are mind blowing awesome and rather complex.
Instragram account: https://www.instagram.com/yuyukari7/ Here are just a few photos from the account, prepare to be impressed. #kitsuke #japanes
This video is super easy to follow and in english on how to wear yukata. There are different kinds of kimono, the yukata is the most basic and easy of them to wear. There is a range of Japanese kimono formalities. Yukata is most commonly worn to casual social settings such as street festivals. We sell a variety of authentic yukata and other kinds of kimono in our online kimono store. #animeconvention #kimonosale #yukata #howtowearkimono #kimonostore #howtowearyukata #kimonoki