This week we have worked on further expanding our selection of hanhaba obi! We have in stock a full selection of women's hanhaba obi ranging in a wide variety of colors, designs, and sizes. Hanhaba obi are an informal type of women's obi most commonly worn with informal kimono such as yukata. These types of obi are a favorite for anyone new to wearing a kimono, because dressing in them is fairly straight forward. Unlike nagoya, fukuro, and maru obi which are more formal and r
This week we are back on the road, and are excited to return to Tekko! Tekko is the largest anime convention in all of Pennsylvania, and is hosted by the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society. This particular convention has a rich focus on Japanese fashion ranging from traditional kimono to lolita and street fashion.
Our booth will include a full selection of Japanese kimono in a wide range of styles, sizes, and for all genders. Additionally we will have kimono dressing acces
Japanese kimono can be worn all year long: from the heat of the summer, to the cold of winter. Often the way the colder weather is dealt with is by layering your attire. While many kimono include a juban under layer to help keep the inside of the kimono clean, it also is an additional layer of warmth. There is an alternative look that many people have been experimenting with in various kimono communities. We first saw this look on Instagram on a Japanese account that feature
Many people struggle to think of an occasion in which that can wear a Japanese kimono in the state of Indiana outside of Anime Conventions, or going out to eat sushi. When most people think of Indiana, they think of the classic American midwest. More specifically people think of farm country. It is difficult to imagine that this state offers much in the way of Japanese culture, and yet Indiana has a wonderful selection of places to wear a Japanese kimono to. With that said, h
You don't need to wait in line for hours at some big department store to get some great gifts, or even a little something for yourself this Black Friday! Ohio Kimono is having a Black Friday sale with 20% off your total purchase! This sale is 1 day only and begins at midnight, and ends at the following midnight.
Need to buy a gift for a kimono addict in your life? Don't know what to get them? We always recommend as great gifts for all kimono addicts tabi socks, haori, and e
What is urushi? Within the context of Japanese textiles it is a technique used to decorate kimono, haori, and more. This decorative technique is not to be confused with Japanese lacquerware. Though the name refers to the fact that many of the threads are lacquer coated, and come in a vriety of colors. Over the years we most commonly have seen this technique used to decorate the backs of haori. Within the woven style there commonly are metallic threads to give the design pop
Oct 1st is here, let the final countdown to Halloween begin! We absolutely love Halloween, and look forward to the holiday every year. That being said, Japan does not normally observe Halloween and so it is fairly rare to find halloween themed wafuku. There are exceptions of course....
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They have produced a number of great Halloween themed obi! I personally fell in love with the grey grim reaper obi, and their sku
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