Yesterday we noticed something, we have over 6,000 followers on our social media platforms! WOW! That is a lot of kimono friends! To celebrate this landmark, we decided to have a spontaneous sale to thank everything! For one week only all of our women's haori in our kimono store are now for sale, with 10% off at checkout! When you check out, use the coupon code Haori10. Autumn is haori weather, and we have a great selection of vintage haori in stock that would love to be adde
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
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
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
All online Japanese kimono orders mailed during the solar eclipse feature the cool USPS solar eclipse stamps that change when you touch them. Watch for your kimono order in the mail. #kimonoforsale #Japanesekimono #realkimono #onlinekimono #Michigankimono #antiqueobi #antiquekimono #authentickimonoforsale #buyakimono #buyhaori #buyjuban #buyjapanesekimono #buykimono #buykimonoonline #buykimonos #buyobi #buyobionline #buyonsenkimono #buyplussizekimono #buyyukata #casualkimono
The second day of the Japanese Summer Festival in the Anderson Japanese Gardens was a success and truly a high class affair. This event we consider the single most elegant event we attend all year. It was a pleasure to be able to talk to so many customers, new and old. At this festival a wide variety of kimono could be see being worn, from the yukata to formals for Japanese theater. Though we did not get many photos of people wearing real kimono, they were highly common at th
The day just ended at the Japanese summer festival at the Anderson Japanese Gardens. The day was phenomenal and we were fortunate to enjoy the company of fellow and highly talented artist, and a great Community as a whole. Many of my customers came out to the gardens for their first time ever, and they fell in love. This Japanese Festival is the perfect cultural event to wear authentic kimono to. Most of the Japanese entertainers are fully dressed in traditional kimono. Here
The Japanese Summer Festival at the Andersen Japanese Garden is this weekend. This is easily the most high class and elegant event we attend all year. We walked the garden today once we finished setting up. I took this photo today during that walk, I can not express enough how lovely the Andersen Japanese Garden is. I will be here all weekend selling kimono, obi, haori and more for all genders. The gardens are located in Rockford Illinois, outside of Chicago. #kimonoforsale #
We are excited to inform our customers that we have added a really cool selection of Japanese yukata to our website. These lightweight informal kimono are ideal for wearing to Japanese Festivals, and even anime conventions. The new yukata for sale on our website feature the following themes: watermelons, black cats, and fancy tail gold fish. These stunning new yukata are certain to sell fast, so grab them while you can.
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
This weekend is our very favorite Japanese Festival of the year! The Anderson Japanese Gardens are award winning gardens, and it is the home to this annual Japanese festival. Located in Rockford, IL the festival is only a few hours away from most people if not closer for those living in the Chicago area. "The Japanese Summer Festival features exhibits, demonstrations and unique performances that appeal to all age groups and helps foster a better understanding of the Japanese
Every week we add 20 or more new listings to our online kimono store. These listings range from antique Japanese kimono to brand new trendy yukata. This week out selection of goods now for sale in our online kimono store include a few rare gems: a selection of antique silk michiyuki from the Taisho period, new yukata, a stunning royal blue furisode, and several casual kimono as well as a few haori. Our selection of Japanese wafuku online is growing, and the best way to keep t
The Japanese Culture Center - 日本文化会館 in Chicago is hosting an Indigo and Mokume workshop! This is an outstanding chance to learn first hand traditional Japanese dying arts.
Mokume shibori is a Japanese stitch resist technique that pairs beautifully with natural Indigo dyeing. In this workshop, you will work with organic Indigo dye vats, gentle fibers, and Mokume technique to create a unique handmade fiber art piece. Date/Time: Saturday, October 7th, 2-5pm Price: $60 - mater
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