If you live in the southwest corner of Ohio we have news for you! The Cincinnati Art Museum just opened the exhibit 'Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style'. Ohio Kimono was a part of the opening night celebrations that also included a live taiko performance, and a sushi bar. For the exhibit we were invited by the art museum to host a kimono dressing lecture and presentation demonstrating the core basics of wearing a Japanese kimono in a culturally respectful way at 7pm and
This weekend we are excited to be a vendor at the Cleveland Asian Night Market! This one night event is packed full of live entertainment, amazing food, and even better shopping! Better yet, the wear for this one night event is PERFECT! To better top off a great event, we are also having a SALE! For one night only at his festival ALL our Japanese kimono and haori at the show are $40 including kimono such as $60+ silk iromuji!
Our outdoor festival tent has a PURPLE roof, and
We are excited to announce that on June 28th, we will be hosting 2 guest lecture and presentations at the prestigious Cincinnati Art Museum in conjunction to the upcoming new exhibit Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style. At 7pm and then later at 9pm we will be discussing the fundamentals of wearing Japanese kimono, and debunking many misconceptions about Japanese kimono.
This is a perfect chance to learn about Japanese kimono in person, and everyone is encouraged to atte
We are working on getting lots of fresh stock added to the site, and we are currently focusing on filling out section of our online kimono store that were otherwise lacking in selection. This week we have returned our attention to nagoya and fukuro obi, as well as handmade kanzashi! NEXT EVENT: Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Festival, this epic FREE 3 day festival offer amazing food, live entertainment from around the world and more. This event has something for everyone ans has
A wonderful selection of 25+ brand new and vintage obijime were added to our site this week in a wide variety of styles and colors. Obijime are most often worn atop of women's nagoya, fukuro, and maru obi and come in a wide variety of styles and even formalities. In general Japanese kimono are composed of a wide variety of accessories to make their traditional look possible, and obijime are just one of many such parts. We plan on expanding our kimono, juban, and haori selecti
This past April marked the 10 year anniversary of Ohio Kimono. We celebrated by hosting a one day special event and kimono outing at the Schedel Japanese Gardens in Elmore, Ohio. This limited engagement included entertainment, lots of traditional Japanese kimono on display, and free admission. We also had a paid professional photographer in attendance who took a number of wonderful photos and we are existed to share those photos with you. #japanesekimono #kimono #SchedelJapan
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
We had a wonderful weekend at Tekko 2019. Returning from the show we are back to the grind with the online kimono store and this week are working to round out a few parts of the online store. This week we are focusing on adding a number of accessories for Japanese kimono to the site including but not limited to geta, and obidome. Geta come in a wide variety of styles, and genders. The geta we sell are informal, ideal for wearing with yukata. Tabi socks are almost always worn
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
Cherry Blossom season is upon us, and all over the world people are celebrating the annual return of the famous flowers. The Japanese term for the cherry blossom is sakura (桜). Did you know that there are well over 600 different types of cherry blossom trees? The different types of cherry blossom trees have different colors, petal shapes, and even bloom during different times. The cherry blossoms trees are famously a little tricky to predict, and the bloom typically lasts aro
It's here! Our annual $20 vintage kimono sale is THIS WEEKEND at Animarathon 2019! Admission to Animarathon is only $10! Over 40 vintage Japanese kimono in ready to wear condition will be on sale this weekend for only $20 at Animarathon! See you there! Next week on our site is yukata week. Where: Bowen Thompson Student Union, Bowling Green Ohio When: March 30th(9am -> Midnight)-31st(9am -> 5pm), 2019 Admission: $10
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This week we added a selection of Japanese kimono to our site in a variety of colors and styles. We even managed to sneak in two stunning furisode, and an iromuji. Spring is almost here and so many of our customers are getting ready to head to various Japanese Festivals, and sales are rocking. Here is a sneak peek at the newest selection of traditional kimono added to our online kimono store this week. Furisode Tsukesage This March there will be a shipping delay. #kimonostore
This month we are attending Zipcon 2019, in Akron Ohio. This epic one day anime convention is budget friendly, and offers a great chance to get out and enjoy some cosplay to fight back that cabin fever. Admission is only $5, and parking is free so this is a great chance to come shop with us! We will ahve a full selection of Japanese kimono, haori, obi, and more in stock with us.
You can learn more about this great one day event: https://zipcon.weebly.com/ #zipcon #zipcon201
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
Every week we add new inventory to our online kimono store! This week we focused on added to our kimono store a selection of goods in demand; yukata and juban. Yukata are popular in the warmer weather, and are a favorite for people to wear to various spring festivals. Yukata are an informal type of Japanese kimono, and are made of a cotton print. Hanhaba obi are typically worn with yukata.
Over 15 juban were added to the site that feature a wide variety of designs and are m