This weekend we are at the Ginza Festival in Chicago! Admission is only $5 and this event is well known for its traditional entertainment including Obon dancing, taiko, martial arts, and epic shopping experience. We have proudly took part in this historic Japanese festival for a number of years and re excited to return once more. You can find at our booth a selection of yukata, haori, michiyuki, obi, tabi socks, kanzashi, and more for all ages and body types! From children to
This past weekend we were excited to once more take part in the Japanese Summer Festival hosted once a year at the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois. Every July this festival offers a selection of transnational Japanese entertainment including the likes of taiko, koto, awa odori, calligraphy, and more. If you ever have a chance to attend this event, we highly recommend it and feel that this Festival is largely an unknown gem tucked away in a world renown Japanes
We were recently approached by the internationally known Tokyo Weekender for an interview regarding our role as a global kimono influencer. Tokyo Weekender is a Japanese publication that focuses mostly on life in Tokyo Japan, however as a modern metropolitan city Tokyo has an eye on the global community and regard the international traditional kimono wearing community with interest. As a small family business we continue to be humbled by such generous publicity, and are grate
We recently took part in Anthrocon 2019! What is Anthrocon? Anthrocon is a massive annual convention that takes place in Pittsburg, PA and is oriented toward the furry community. This year we decided to take part int he Anthrocon dealers room and we greatly enjoyed our time. Over the years we have dressed a wide variety of people in kimono, many of which identify as a Furry. Over time we have had practice with pairing fur suits and kimono, which came in really handy at Anthro
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
Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art Official Site: http://www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/shinto-discovery-divine-japanese-art It may come as a surprise to some of you, however the Cleveland Museum Of Art is a world class venue that I personally feel is in the top 3 of all Art Museums in the USA. Widely overlooked this Art Museum offers an impressive collection with FREE admission to the public. Most recently they have on display a dazzling collection of Shinto a
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
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
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
March 16th, 2019 we will be out in Salem, Oregon for their 5th annual Cherry Blossom Day at the State Capital! This family friendly one day event includes traditional music such as taiko, ikebana displays, hands on activities, and even a kimono contest! We are sponsoring the kimono contest! We will have with us a selection of authentic vintage kimono including yukata and even some formals as well as haori, and even obi. At this time this is our only west coast show scheduled
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
We are delighted to count Kimono Seikatsu as not only a customer but friend. She is a driving force behind Kimono De Jack Boston, and even lived in Japan for a period. While living in Japan she attended kimono dressing classes. Recently she has returned to the states, and has brought back with her a rocking renewed passion for Japanese kimono. Recently she has been exploring some alternative looks and just shared with us this look. The white and black checkered obi is from us
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! We are excited to announce that Teaologie will be joining us for the open house THIS WEEKEND! They are taking over the dining room and will have on hand a fine selection of loose leaf teas that are hand blended. The owners of Teaologie are well known and respected tea experts who are skilled at brewing team in a variety of manners and are happy to talk about tea history and be tea nerds with everyone. You can learn more about Teaologie at: https://www.teaolo
This Black Friday not only are we offering 20% off everything site wide, but we are also hiding a handful of great items on our website that will be marked at a DEEP DISCOUNT. How do you get your hands onto these goodies that are up to 70% off? Find them! That is right, we are hiding them on the site, and you have to find the link to them. So while you are shopping our Black Friday sale keep your eyes peeled for any curious links, or odd images you can click.